21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Lexington
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Atlanta
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Manchester

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. French Quarter and Jackson Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitney Plantation (in Edgard) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery, wander the streets of Royal Street, and look for gifts at Kitchen Witch.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans itinerary builder.

Manchester, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to New Orleans, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Destrehan Plantation, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Eagle Center and Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. Step out of the city life by going to Minnehaha Park and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, find something for the whole family at Cafesjian's Carousel, get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Minneapolis by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect cooler with lows of 11°C in Minneapolis. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Saint Paul, National Eagle Center, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

6
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Visit Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and Cave Hill Cemetery for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Keeneland Select and Ark Encounter. Explore Lexington's surroundings by going to Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Maker's Mark Distillery, Inc (in Loretto). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Buffalo Trace Distillery, look for gifts at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, take an in-depth tour of Mary Todd Lincoln House, and contemplate the long history of Ward Hall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lexington sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Lexington in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Lexington due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, expect Lexington to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Woodford Reserve Distillery, Ark Encounter, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Cave Hill Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Mary Todd Lincoln House ©
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill ©
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

4
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wild Animal Safari and Ocmulgee National Monument. Get some cultural insight at Jarrell Plantation and Center for Civil and Human Rights. Take a break from Atlanta with a short trip to Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, get in on the family fun at SkyView Atlanta, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedmont Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip builder.

You can fly from Lexington to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Atlanta are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wild Animal Safari, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, Jarrell Plantation, Amicalola Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari
Amicalola Falls State Park ©
Amicalola Falls State Park

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