24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h
1
Memphis
— 1 night
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
3
Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis travel route site .

Sydney, Australia to Memphis is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Memphis is minus 16 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Memphis at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks

3
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Louisville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville. In August in Louisville, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Distillery Tours

5
nights
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and see the interesting displays at The Field Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chicago online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Louisville to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Louisville to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, explore and take pictures at The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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