18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 4 nights

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple. Visit Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & University of Notre Dame). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, and walk around Millennium Park.

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Madrid, Spain to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Madrid to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in February: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 2°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

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World heritage site
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Old Courthouse will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at City Museum and St. Charles Historic District. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: World Bird Sanctuary (in Valley Park) and West Alton (Audubon Center at Riverlands & Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at StilL 630 Distillery.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Saint Louis is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Specialty Museum
City Museum
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Historic Walking Area
St. Charles Historic District
4.8

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Memphis

Memphis ©

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Visit National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and The Peabody Ducks for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Sun Studio and Graceland. Venture out of the city with trips to Collierville TN Historic District (in Collierville) and Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, stop by Memphis Music, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bellevue Baptist Church, and stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Memphis in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Louis in February: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

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Must see
Sun Studio
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Must see
Graceland
4.4

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Carter House, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Downtown Presbyterian Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nashville travel route planner.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail.

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Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In February in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

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Wildlife Area
Roaring Fork
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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Nottoway Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville), San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville) and Vermilionville (in Lafayette). And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, see the interesting displays at Conrad Rice Museum, and contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Gatlinburg to Baton Rouge in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Baton Rouge is minus 1 hour. In February, Baton Rouge is a bit warmer than Gatlinburg - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Adventure

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Historic Site
Nottoway Plantation
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Architectural Building
Oak Alley Plantation
4.3

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