24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Springfield
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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Vienna
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Art Institute of Chicago and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and Little Red Schoolhouse (in Willow Springs). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago route builder app.

Madrid, Spain to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Springfield.
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Springfield — 1 night

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 14th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Memorial Garden, steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, and then take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Springfield online trip maker.

You can fly from Chicago to Springfield in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 2 nights

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Campbell House Museum, then see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Vienna.
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Vienna — 1 night

Vienna is a city in Johnson County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Tunnel Hill State Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve, and then get outside with Mermet Springs Scuba. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour and then learn about winemaking at StarView Vineyards.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vienna road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nashville travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Nashville takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 2 nights

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chattanooga road trip planning site.

Getting from Nashville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 1 night

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and then steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Birmingham attractions planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Birmingham. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.
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Memphis — 2 nights

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 24th (Sat): browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Graceland and then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip website.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Memphis, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vicksburg.
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Vicksburg — 1 night

Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 26th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, and then stroll around Vicksburg National Military Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vicksburg online travel route planner.

Getting from Memphis to Vicksburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and then take a stroll through Royal Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vicksburg in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get in touch with nature at Ocean Grove Beach and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. When in New York City, make a side trip to see 8th Ave Jetty in Asbury Park, approximately Asbury Park away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in September, New York City is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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