20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nashville
— 2 nights
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
3
Dallas
— 1 night
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
5
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
6
Charleston
— 1 night
7
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
8
New York City
— 2 nights
9
Augusta
— 3 nights

2
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.
On the 9th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville route builder site.

Milan, Italy to Nashville is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to Nashville. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation

2
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.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then explore the world behind art at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at High Cotton Brewing Company.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Memphis sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and finally examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Memphis in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

2
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.
On the 15th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then wander the streets of Royal Street, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planner.

You can fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Oak Alley Plantation, then contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Plantation, and then admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see where the action happens at Pete Maravich Assembly Center, then steep yourself in history at Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Baton Rouge travel website.

Drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Baton Rouge are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are little chillier (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

1
night
Charleston

Charleston ©
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. On the 19th (Mon), hike along Midland Trail Scenic Highway, then steep yourself in history at Craik-Patton House, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cathedral Falls. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Capitol Market, then stroll the grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Little Creek Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charleston online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Baton Rouge to Charleston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Baton Rouge to Charleston. Traveling from Baton Rouge in August, things will get slightly colder in Charleston: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Midland Trail Scenic Highway, Little Creek Park, Cathedral Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Falls ©
Cathedral Falls
Craik-Patton House ©
Craik-Patton House
Spring Hill Cemetery ©
Spring Hill Cemetery

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 21st (Wed), ponder the design of Longwood Gardens, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and then explore the striking landscape of Independence National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valley Forge National Historical Park, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Independence National Historical Park ©
Independence National Historical Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Valley Forge National Historical Park

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip app.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in New York City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Augusta.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is the capital of the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Battie and Boothbay Region Land Trust. Step off the beaten path and head to Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island and Pitcher Pond. Explore Augusta's surroundings by going to Swan Island Wildlife Management Area (in Richmond) and The Wilson Memorial Chapel (in East Boothbay). There's more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Maine State Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Augusta trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New York City to Augusta. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Augusta hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Camden, Boothbay Region Land Trust, Swan Island Wildlife Management Area, The Wilson Memorial Chapel, Todd Audubon Sanctuary at Hog Island
Highlights from your plan
Maine State Museum ©
Maine State Museum
Mount Battie ©
Mount Battie
Boothbay Region Land Trust ©
Boothbay Region Land Trust

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