24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Dallas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
6
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore hidden gems such as Beer Tastings & Tours and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Goodlettsville to see Bowen Plantation House about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Nashville: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center. Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Graceland, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary app .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Room Escape Games

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. When in Dallas, make a side trip to see Granbury Town Square in Granbury, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dallas holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Granbury Town Square
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Reunion Tower ©
Reunion Tower

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Annunciation Catholic Church, admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, and then get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip maker .

You can fly from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Houston are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Room Escape Games

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whitney Plantation and Ship Island. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Beauvoir in Biloxi, approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner.

Fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Biloxi, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Grant's Farm. Step out of Saint Louis to go to Eureka and see Six Flags St Louis, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Forest Park, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, admire all the interesting features of Busch Stadium, and examine the collection at City Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis trip planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Saint Louis, with highs around 37°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Six Flags St Louis
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Grant’s Farm ©
Grant’s Farm

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Chesterton to see Indiana Dunes State Park about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint Louis in July: highs in Chicago hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Indiana Dunes State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park

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