20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation builder

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then pause for some photo ops at Air Force Memorial, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally stop by Georgetown.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Washington DC is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Buenos Aires in June, plan for much hotter days in Washington DC, with highs around 35°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Chicago Riverwalk and Riverwalk Lot for their historical value. The Art Institute of Chicago and Basilica of the Sacred Heart are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette), Arlington Park (in Arlington Heights) and Skokie Lagoons (in Winnetka). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, have some family-friendly fun at Fox in a Box Chicago, and grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chicago planning tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, Chicago is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, contemplate the long history of Campbell House Museum, then don't miss a visit to Gateway Arch National Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Schlafly Bottleworks.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in June: highs in Saint Louis hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

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 27th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then examine the collection at Beale Street Blues Museum, and finally try your luck at Southland Casino Racing. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of The Orpheum Theatre, explore the galleries of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, contemplate the long history of Fire Museum of Memphis, stop by A. Schwab, then take an exotic tour of American Dream Safari, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Victorian Village Historic District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Saint Louis to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take a stroll through The District, stop by Hatch Show Print, browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, take a stroll through The Mall at Green Hills, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Before you visit Nashville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Swan House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Silver Comet Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Stone Mountain Park. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Sweetwater Creek State Park, explore the world behind art at Interact Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Michael C. Carlos Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, then browse the different shops at Ponce City Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Atlanta vacation builder.

You can drive from Nashville to Atlanta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Atlanta. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The Myrtles Plantation. Get a sense of the local culture at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site and Immaculate Conception Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard), Saint Francisville (Market Hall & West Feliciana Historical Society Museum) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and stop by Garden District.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans journey maker tool.

Drive from Atlanta to New Orleans in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Atlanta in July, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.