20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h
1
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Charleston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Manchester

4
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.
Let the collections at Lotz House Museum and Loretta Lynn's Ranch capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as McGavock Confederate Cemetery and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Murfreesboro (Cannonsburgh Village & Stones River National Battlefield), Aviation Heritage Park (in Bowling Green) and President James K. Polk Home & Museum (in Columbia). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum and see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nashville day trip planning app .

Manchester, UK to Nashville is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Nashville is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Manchester in June, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, Franklin, Aviation Heritage Park, Loretta Lynn's Ranch, President James K. Polk Home & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

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 off the beaten path and head to Stax Museum of American Soul Music and The Delta Blues Museum. Let the collections at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and Graceland capture your imagination. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, examine the collection at Metal Museum, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and explore the world behind art at Dixon Gallery & Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Delta Blues Museum
Highlights from your plan
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

4
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.
Let the collections at The National WWII Museum and Louisiana's Old State Capitol capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Whitney Plantation and Evergreen Plantation. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Saint Francisville (Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site & The Myrtles Plantation), St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Baton Rouge (USS Kidd & Capitol Park Museum). The adventure continues: partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, take a stroll through Garden District, and stop by Boutique du Vampyre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Memphis to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in June, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baton Rouge, Saint Francisville, St. Joseph Plantation, Whitney Plantation, Evergreen Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Popular historic sites such as St. Michael's Church and Old Sheldon Church Ruins are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Moultrie and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Step out of Charleston with an excursion to Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Heyward-Washington House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, see the interesting displays at Edmondston-Alston House, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston tour itinerary builder site .

Getting from New Orleans to Charleston by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Charleston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, Charleston is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sullivan's Island, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Cold War Submarine Memorial, Pat Conroy Literary Center
Highlights from your plan
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Fort Moultrie ©
Fort Moultrie
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Centennial Olympic Park and Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta. Appreciate the collections at Center for Civil and Human Rights and World of Coca-Cola. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, examine the collection at Fire Station No. 6, and take an in-depth tour of Margaret Mitchell House.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta planning site .

You can fly from Charleston to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Atlanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta ©

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