19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Istanbul


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3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago Riverwalk and The Art Institute of Chicago are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Chicago Cultural Center and Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Starved Rock State Park (in Utica) and Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, walk around Lincoln Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary maker tool .

Istanbul, Turkey to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Istanbul to Chicago, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Shopping Trails

Side Trips

Starved Rock State Park, Baha'i House of Worship
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Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

1
night
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Rocket Fizz, examine the collection at James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, get engrossed in the history at Indiana Historical Society, then see the interesting displays at Indiana Medical History Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, hike along Indianapolis Cultural Trail, then see the interesting displays at Rhythm! Discovery Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis. In September, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Trails
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indiana Medical History Museum ©
Indiana Medical History Museum
James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home ©
James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Burgess Falls State Park (in Sparta) and Loretta Lynn's Ranch (in Hurricane Mills). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The George Jones, explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel, and get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Nashville tour planner.

Drive from Indianapolis to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Nashville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Loretta Lynn's Ranch, McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Burgess Falls State Park, Fort Donelson National Battlefield
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Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Fort Donelson National Battlefield ©
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Loretta Lynn's Ranch ©
Loretta Lynn's Ranch

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.
Head to Jamie Hayes Gallery and Boutique du Vampyrefor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Escape My Room New Orleans and Global Wildlife Center. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Whitney Plantation in Wallace, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Garden District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip site .

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Nashville in September, with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Do some cultural sightseeing at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and The Met Cloisters. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for little chillier nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Hyde Park
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

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