26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Memphis
— 4 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 3 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 3 nights
Fly
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Phoenix
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Nashville

— 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

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Ottawa, Canada to Nashville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ottawa in April, expect nights in Nashville to be somewhat warmer, around 11°C, while days are much hotter, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Memphis

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Collierville TN Historic District (in Collierville) and Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Graceland, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, indulge your thirst for a good beer at High Cotton Brewing Company, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Memphis tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Baton Rouge

— 3 nights
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Get out of town with these interesting Baton Rouge side-trips: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville) and Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Nottoway Plantation, take an in-depth tour of Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Baton Rouge takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Memphis in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Baton Rouge, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lafayette.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lafayette

— 3 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Lafayette is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Martin de Tours, and browse the exhibits of Acadian Cultural Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lafayette road trip planning site.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lafayette are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Houston.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Houston

— 3 nights

Bayou City

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.
Step out of Houston to go to Dickinson and see Dickinson Historical Society Depot Museum, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, stroll around McGovern Centennial Gardens, get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and trek along White Oak Bayou Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lafayette to Houston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 5 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Venture out of the city with trips to Scottsdale (Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center & McDowell Sonoran Preserve), Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery (in Chandler) and Shamrock Farms (in Stanfield). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Phoenix trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Phoenix takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in April, you will find days in Phoenix are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, see the interesting displays at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, then make a trip to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then hike along Manitou Springs Incline.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip app.

You can fly from Phoenix to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in April: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

El Paso County travel guide

4.3
Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos
Encompassing the central part of Colorado, El Paso County features a diverse landscape ranging from mountains in the west to the prairies in the east. Famous for its scenic beauty, this part of the state inspired the lyrics of the iconic song "America the Beautiful." Pikes Peak, one of Colorado's 53 mountains reaching more than 4,300 m (14,000 ft) above sea level, dominates the county's skyline and attracts hikers from around the country. Plan to spend at least a few days exploring the protected wilderness areas around the peak during your vacation, but don't forget to leave some time on your itinerary for Colorado Springs, the county's biggest city, known for its sports venues and parks.