18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 day
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Panama City Beach
— 1 day
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Atlanta
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Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, engage your brain at Tellus Science Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Silver Comet Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Holy Spirit and then look for all kinds of wild species at Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Atlanta is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Atlanta. In August, Atlanta is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 2 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Bluff View Art District.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chattanooga journey site.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Antique Archaeology, then see the interesting displays at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and finally stop by Hatch Show Print. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and then explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis road trip planner.

You can fly from Nashville to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Tue), stop by Havana Mix Cigar Emporium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Saint Louis in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums

Little Rock

— 1 night

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along River Market District, brush up on your military savvy at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, then stroll the grounds of Mount Holly Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Arkansas Governor's Mansion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Little Rock online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Little Rock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Little Rock are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 31st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Highland Park Village, and then wander the streets of NorthPark Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Little Rock to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Little Rock in August; daily highs in Dallas reach 41°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, and then tee off at Palmer Course at La Cantera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo, then get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets San Marcos, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Dallas to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in San Antonio sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): tee off at Memorial Park, then shop like a local with Memorial City Mall, and then stroll through Water Wall.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. September in Houston sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Shopping

New Orleans

— 1 day

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then hunt for treasures at French Market, then admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planning tool.

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Panama City Beach

— 1 day

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Man in the Sea, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Shell Island Blue Dolphin Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Panama City Beach. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in Panama City Beach hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Transportation · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Atlanta

The Capital of the South

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Panama City Beach to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Panama City Beach, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Atlanta, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. You will leave for home on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.