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Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally stroll around Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip site.

Perth, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 14 hours. While traveling from Perth, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Versailles.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Versailles — 3 nights

Versailles is a home rule-class city in Woodford County, Kentucky, United States and is located near Lexington. Explore Versailles' surroundings by going to Maker's Mark (in Loretto), Ark Encounter (in Williamstown) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, sample the fine beverages at Woodford Reserve Distillery, do a tasting at Wildside Winery, and get your bearings at Jack Jouett House Historic Site.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Versailles attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Versailles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Versailles, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Versailles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries · Parks
Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park — 1 night

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park journey tool.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off to Memphis.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Memphis — 3 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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, and examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Nashville — 3 nights

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tunica.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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Tunica — 2 nights

Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): try your luck at Gold Strike Casino, then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, and then try to win big at Tunica Roadhouse Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): try your luck at Sam's Town Casino, try to win big at Hollywood Casino Tunica, and then try your luck at 1st Jackpot Casino.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tunica online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Tunica takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Tunica can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Houston.
Casinos · Fun & Games

Houston — 4 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Galveston (The Strand, Old City Cemetery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, walk around Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by flight from Tunica to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tunica in July, expect Houston to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.

Kentucky travel guide

Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Mississippi travel guide

Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.