19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Vicksburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Memphis
— 3 nights
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Edinburgh

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planning tool .

Edinburgh, UK to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Chicago, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Chicago: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

4
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Change things up with a short trip to Fontana General Store in Fontana Dam (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, and admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades.

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Getting from Chicago to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in May, you will find days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Fontana General Store
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

2
nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 16th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, see the interesting displays at Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, then don't miss a visit to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, and finally get engrossed in the history at Southern Heritage Air Foundation. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Martha Vick House, take a memorable drive along Vicksburg Campaign Trail, then witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Trinity.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Vicksburg trip planner .

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Vicksburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Southern Heritage Air Foundation
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Horseshoe Casino in Tunica--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip tool .

You can drive from Vicksburg to Memphis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
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, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip website .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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