25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Greenville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
White Castle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
On the 5th (Fri), admire the striking features of Downtown Presbyterian Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, contemplate the long history of Carter House, then contemplate the long history of Carnton, and finally see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville journey planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Nashville, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, Nashville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

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Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Forbidden Caverns, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then look for gifts at Smoky Mountain Knife Works. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Market Square, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Knoxville trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to Knoxville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sevierville
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Forbidden Caverns ©
Forbidden Caverns

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nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 10th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome and then hike along Deep Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork and then trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Deep Creek ©
Deep Creek
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Wildlife Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Alabama National Cemetery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at The Market at Pepper Place, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Birmingham with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. In October in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, Alabama Wildlife Center, Alabama National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Beale Street, look for gifts at Memphis Music, then examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally meet the residents at Memphis Zoo. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Lansky, then contemplate the long history of Johnny Cash House, then examine the collection at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hampson Museum State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Memphis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Memphis are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Greenville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dyess, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

2
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
Greenville is a small city and the county seat of Washington County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum, and then see the interesting displays at WWII Japanese American Internment Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Highway 61 Blues Museum, get engrossed in the history at Jim Henson Exhibit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Greenville Cypress Preserve.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Greenville using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Greenville takes 3 hours. October in Greenville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Greenville

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Leland, WWII Japanese American Internment Museum, B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Jim Henson Exhibit ©
Jim Henson Exhibit

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 18th (Thu), witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park, then don't miss a visit to McRaven House, then get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Mississippi History, examine the collection at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Canton Christmas Festival, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridgeland Bike Trail.

Before you visit Jackson, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Greenville to Jackson in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Jackson can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Canton Christmas Festival, Ridgeland Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum ©
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is a town in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of West Feliciana Historical Society Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish, then steep yourself in history at Audubon State Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): stroll the grounds of Port Hudson National Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Port Hudson State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of The Myrtles Plantation, and finally steep yourself in history at Butler Greenwood Plantation.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Jackson to Jackson in 2.5 hours. October in Jackson sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to White Castle.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Port Hudson National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
The Myrtles Plantation ©
The Myrtles Plantation
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site ©
Port Hudson State Historic Site ©
Port Hudson State Historic Site

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White Castle

White Castle ©
White Castle a town in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, then examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and finally steep yourself in history at The Cajun Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Hansen's Disease Museum, take an in-depth tour of Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation.

Planning White Castle trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Jackson to White Castle takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in White Castle

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum, Whitney Plantation, The Cajun Village, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Visit Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and Lake Lawn Metairie for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Slidell (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge) and Crosby Arboretum (in Picayune). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: stroll through Audubon Zoo and examine the collection at Historic New Orleans Collection.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour itinerary planner .

Getting from White Castle to New Orleans by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from White Castle in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Slidell, Crosby Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie

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