21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: London
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  14 h 15 min
1
Dallas
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Amon Carter Museum of American Art and Frontiers of Flight Museum. Visit Old Red Museum and Log Cabin Village for their historical value. Step out of Dallas with an excursion to Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Nasher Sculpture Center, explore the world behind art at Crow Collection of Asian Art, steep yourself in history at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, and examine the collection at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip planner.

London, UK to Dallas is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and tram. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Dallas at 39°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fort Worth
Highlights from your plan
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center
Amon Carter Museum of American Art ©
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Log Cabin Village ©
Log Cabin Village

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Popular historic sites such as Texas State Capitol and Texas State Cemetery are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to San Antonio (San Antonio Fire Museum, Battle For Texas: The Experience, &more), Hye (Garrison Brothers Distillery & William Chris Vineyards) and Johnson City (LBJ Texas White House & Hahne Estates Winery). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Rainey Street.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

You can take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

San Antonio, Hye, Johnson City
Highlights from your plan
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Briscoe Western Art Museum ©
Briscoe Western Art Museum

3
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.
Let the collections at Houston Museum District and Cockrell Butterfly Center capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Seawall and The Strand. Change things up with a short trip to East End Historic District in Galveston (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, learn about all things military at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, see the interesting displays at 1940 Air Terminal Museum, and steep yourself in history at Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Houston trip builder app.

Drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Galveston
Highlights from your plan
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

3
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.
Let the collections at The National WWII Museum and Whitney Plantation capture your imagination. Visit Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip app.

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 33°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Beale Street, look for gifts at Memphis Music, then browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Memphis day trip tool.

Drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Memphis, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Onyx Cave. Popular historic sites such as Stones River National Battlefield and Historic Travellers Rest are in your itinerary. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Dinosaur World (in Cave City), Diamond Caverns (in Park City) and George Dickel Distillery (in Tullahoma). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Nashville, don't miss a visit to The District, and learn about winemaking at Lynchburg Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville attractions planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Memphis in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Nashville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cave City, Lynchburg Winery, Diamond Caverns, George Dickel Distillery, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Frist Art Museum ©
Frist Art Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

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