21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h
1
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Houston
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
7
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

3
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Detroit Institute of Arts and Motown Museum. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Comerica Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Fisher Building, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Detroit travel planner .

London, UK to Detroit is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Detroit is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: highs in Detroit hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Comerica Park ©
Comerica Park
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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 27th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, then get your game on at The Escape Game Chicago, and then explore and take pictures at Chicago Botanic Garden.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip app .

Getting from Detroit to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Chicago Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Chicago ©
The Escape Game Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally take in the views from The Big Four Bridge. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, then try your luck at Churchill Downs, and finally stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Louisville day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Louisville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Louisville to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

3
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Louisville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown) ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then make a trip to Graceland, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally admire all the interesting features of AutoZone Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planning website .

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
AutoZone Park ©
AutoZone Park

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
On the 5th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, then admire the masterpieces at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, and then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then explore and take pictures at Rice University Campus.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Houston online visit planner .

Getting from Memphis to Houston by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Houston are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Rice University Campus ©
Rice University Campus

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mission San Jose and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, make a trip to Main Plaza, take an in-depth tour of The Guenther House Museum, and see the interesting displays at Briscoe Western Art Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio online trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then take a memorable drive along Bluebonnet Trail. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pioneer Plaza, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and finally don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas day trip tool .

Getting from San Antonio to Dallas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Top O'Hill Terrace, Bluebonnet Trail
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Pioneer Plaza ©
Pioneer Plaza

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