22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: London

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 (Thu), explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, then stroll through Hermann Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Water Wall, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and then stroll through Sylvan Beach Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Houston online route planner .

London, UK to Houston is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Houston. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Houston at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Sylvan Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Sundance Square, then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fort Worth
Highlights from your plan
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Street and Frenchmen Street. There's much more to do: wander the streets of French Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Orleans online travel route planner .

You can fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jackson online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jackson, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Outlets of Mississippi, Renaissance at Colony Park
Highlights from your plan
Outlets of Mississippi ©
Outlets of Mississippi
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park

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.
On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Memphis online road trip planner .

Drive from Jackson to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 16th (Mon), work some fitness into your day at Centennial Park, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. On the next day, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville attractions planner.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nashville, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, and finally browse the different shops at Ponce City Market. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, then stop by Atlanta Farmers Market, and then immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Atlanta road trip planning site .

Fly from Nashville to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Atlanta Farmers Market, Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park

1
night
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Myrtle Beach vacation planning site .

Fly from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

North Myrtle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alligator Adventure ©
Alligator Adventure
Broadway at the Beach ©
Broadway at the Beach
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Get in touch with nature at Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, wander the streets of Old Town, and pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip tool .

Getting from Myrtle Beach to Washington DC by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Takoma Park Farmers Market, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral