25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Amsterdam

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bourbon Street as well as Royal Street. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, stroll around New Orleans City Park, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip builder site .

Amsterdam, Holland to New Orleans is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be warmer, around 33°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Tunica about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Memphis planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in September, Memphis is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Chattanooga

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ocoee (River Rafting & Tubing, Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., & more). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Escape Mission Chattanooga, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, have fun and explore at Wayne-O-Rama, and Head underground at Ruby Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga road trip planning tool .

Getting from Memphis to Chattanooga by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Ocoee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery & Mammoth Cave). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip planning site .

Drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mammoth Cave National Park, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

3
nights
Indianapolis

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Scottish Rite Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, don't miss a visit to Central Canal, and then try to win big at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Indianapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Indianapolis. When traveling from Nashville in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Indianapolis: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Basilica of the Sacred Heart in South Bend--about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Horseshoe Hammond, Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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