20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Memphis
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Fredericksburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
End: Los Angeles

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Tupelo (Tupelo Automobile Museum & Natchez Trace Pkwy). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Graceland, get your game on at Sun Studio, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

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If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Memphis International Airport. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tupelo, Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Star Cars Museum as well as Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Memphis to Gatlinburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, then don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio route maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to San Antonio in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to San Antonio. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gatlinburg in May, with highs in San Antonio at 36°C and lows at 22°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

3
nights
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fredericksburg: Dripping Springs (Hawk's Shadow Winery & Hamilton Pool Preserve). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, view the masterpieces at Agave Gallery Fine Art, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Main Street.

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Traveling by car from San Antonio to Fredericksburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in May, with highs in Fredericksburg at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Dripping Springs
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus ©
Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main

3
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 20th (Wed), engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strand and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

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Drive from Fredericksburg to Houston in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Houston. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Galveston
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Universal Studios Hollywood has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in May, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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