20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Head to Eastern Market and The Christmas Hausfor some retail therapy. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and view the masterpieces at Madame Tussauds DC.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Washington DC at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Arlington, The Christmas Haus, Gettysburg National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation. Head to Gallery 202 and Franklin Glassblowing Studiofor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Country View Market (in Charlotte) and Franklin (The Copper Fox Gallery & David Arms Gallery). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, browse the different shops at Opry Mills, and steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville online route maker .

You can fly from Washington DC to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin, Country View Market
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and University of Texas at Dallas - Visual Arts Building will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Magnolia Market at the Silos and Sundance Square. Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Fort Worth (Kimbell Art Museum & Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, and take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Dallas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Nashville in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Worth, University of Texas at Dallas - Visual Arts Building, Top O'Hill Terrace, Magnolia Market Silos
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art 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.
Head to Royal Street and Louisiana Music Factoryfor plenty of shopping. The National WWII Museum and Jamie Hayes Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, wander the streets of Garden District, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum. Get some historical perspective at Millennium Park and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, look for gifts at Adagio Teas, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago holiday builder app .

You can fly from New Orleans to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Chicago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Skokie, Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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