21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gettysburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
10
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Chicago

Chicago
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chicago day trip planning site .

Brisbane, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Chicago is minus 16 hours. In August, Chicago is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. You'll set off for Philadelphia on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 8th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Rittenhouse Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Elfreth's Alley, then explore the world behind art at Brandywine River Museum of Art, and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Philadelphia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Brandywine River Museum of Art, Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

2
nights
Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 10th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, get to know the fascinating history of Shriver House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gettysburg Museum of History, and finally take in the history at Confederate Trails of Gettysburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and then admire all the interesting features of Gettysburg National Military Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gettysburg day trip website .

Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gettysburg when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You've now added Arlington National Cemetery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation site .

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gettysburg in August since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gibson Factory as well as Graceland. On the 13th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Elvis and then don't miss a visit to Beale Street. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Graceland and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

You can plan Memphis trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland ©
Graceland
Gibson Factory ©
Gibson Factory

3
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.
To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville route website .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for Atlanta on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Georgia Aquarium has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta online attractions planner .

You can fly from Nashville to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Atlanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Atlanta

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mobile trip planner.

Getting from Atlanta to Mobile by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Mobile due to the time zone difference. In August in Mobile, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Welcome Center, examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, then examine the collection at USS Kidd, then identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat, and finally revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Gonzales.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Baton Rouge trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Mobile to Baton Rouge takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Baton Rouge can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Tanger Outlets Gonzales
Highlights from your plan
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd
Mike the Tiger Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger Habitat

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a stroll through Royal Street, and then hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street.

Discover how to plan a New Orleans trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Baton Rouge to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Baton Rouge, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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