20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Miami
— 4 nights
End: Miami

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): make a trip to Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): trek along Cowles Bog, immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago online tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Chesterton
Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

3
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Brown County Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Exit 76 Antique Mall and The Apple works. Venture out of the city with trips to North Christian Church (in Columbus), Nashville (in Nashville) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at McCormick's Creek State Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and do a tasting at Chateau Thomas Winery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip planner .

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis is 1 hour. May in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Nashville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Nashville, McCormick's Creek State Park, The Apple works, Exit 76 Antique Mall, North Christian Church
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Exit 76 Antique Mall ©
Exit 76 Antique Mall

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Upper Room Chapel & Christian Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hatch Show Print, then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then get all the information you need at Stones River National Battlefield, and finally do a tasting at Arrington Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nashville holiday planner .

You can drive from Indianapolis to Nashville in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Nashville. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, you will find days in Nashville are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arrington Vineyards, Lotz House Museum, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Hampson Museum State Park. For shopping fun, head to Covington's Historic Square or Memphis Music. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Mississippi River State Park (in Marianna) and S.Y. Wilson and Company (in Arlington). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, get engrossed in the history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis online trip maker .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

S.Y. Wilson and Company, Covington's Historic Square, Village Creek State Park, Mississippi River State Park, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 28th (Tue), stop by Fairhope Roasting Company, then kick back and relax at Johnson Beach, and then learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Fort of Colonial Mobile, then get a taste of the local shopping with Foley Art Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Shores Public Beach, and finally trek along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mobile online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Memphis to Mobile in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Mobile

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Pensacola, Foley Art Center, Fairhope Roasting Company
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Richards DAR House Museum ©
Richards DAR House Museum
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge ©

2
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): browse the different shops at St Johns Town Center, contemplate the long history of Fernandina Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Amelia Island Museum of History, then steep yourself in history at Amelia Island Historic District, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marlin & Barrel Distillery. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Riverside Arts Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jacksonville Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville attractions planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Jacksonville in 7 hours. Traveling from Mobile to Jacksonville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Jacksonville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach
Fernandina Beach ©
Fernandina Beach
Amelia Island Museum of History ©
Amelia Island Museum of History

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Visit Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Everglades National Park and Shark Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum (in Homestead), Loop Road (in Ochopee) and Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at South Beach, steep yourself in history at Coral Gables Merrick House and Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Ocean Drive.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Jacksonville in June, with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Coral Gables Merrick House and Gardens, Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum, Loop Road
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park

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