19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Dublin

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, and then don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary maker app .

Dublin, Ireland to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect Chicago to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Mammoth Cave (in Mammoth Cave National Park). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, explore the world behind art at 21c Museum Hotel, and snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Louisville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Louisville. In August, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave, Ark Encounter, Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip maker app .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Memphis sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
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 10th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally make a trip to French Quarter.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans itinerary planner.

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 32°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
On the 12th (Wed), examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Strand, then take in nature's colorful creations at Moody Gardens, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

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Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Houston to be slightly colder, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galveston
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 14th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, then pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Austin trip planning site .

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Austin are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Grassy Knoll, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dallas online tour itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Dallas are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

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