20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 1 night
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Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chicago Riverwalk and Silver Beach County Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Historic Third Ward and Water Tower Place. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Baha'i House of Worship (in Wilmette), Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville) and Cantigny Park (in Wheaton). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, explore the world behind art at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, and take a stroll through The Loop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip builder tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Chicago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Chicago is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, you will find days in Chicago are much hotter (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, steep yourself in history at Campbell House Museum, admire the striking features of Gateway Arch National Park, then identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Schlafly Bottleworks.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the striking features of The Orpheum Theatre, take an exotic tour of American Dream Safari, and then get to know the fascinating history of Victorian Village Historic District. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, examine the collection at Metal Museum, get engrossed in the history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, then stop by A. Schwab, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Memphis travel route builder website.

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Hatch Show Print, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally take a stroll through The District.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip planning site.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Neighborhoods

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Swan House, delve into the lush surroundings at Sope Creek Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, then browse the different shops at Ponce City Market, then admire the masterpieces at Michael C. Carlos Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Atlanta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Atlanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Head to Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Ultimate Swamp Adventures and Old River Road Plantation Adventure. Venture out of the city with trips to Louisiana's Old State Capitol (in Baton Rouge), Saint Francisville (Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, The Myrtles Plantation, &more) and Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans attractions app.

Drive from Atlanta to New Orleans in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Orlando

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at M&M'S World Orlando and then get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Orlando hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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.