20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Atlanta
— 4 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Atlanta

— 4 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You've now added CNN Studio Tours to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Atlanta to Helen to see Anna Ruby Falls about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, stroll around Centennial Olympic Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Atlanta.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta road trip app.

Riga, Latvia to Atlanta is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Riga to Atlanta. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Riga in July; daily highs in Atlanta reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Graceland.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip tool.

Getting from Atlanta to Memphis by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Memphis. July in Memphis sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will leave for Nashville on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Memphis

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville tour app.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Distillery Tours as well as Kentucky Science Center. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then get curious at Kentucky Science Center, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Louisville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Louisville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Childrens Museums

Indianapolis

— 2 nights

Circle City

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Indianapolis Zoo and then join the crowd at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis vacation app.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Indianapolis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've now added Chicago Children's Museum to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Detroit on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Detroit

— 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, and then admire the local landmark of James Scott Memorial Fountain.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Detroit trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Detroit by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.