27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mackay
Fly:  30​h
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Tupelo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
7
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Mackay

3
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.
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carter House & Carnton). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, stop by Third Man Records, admire the landmark architecture of The Parthenon, and examine the collection at RCA Studio B.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder site .

Mackay, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Mackay to Nashville. Traveling from Mackay in September, you will find days in Nashville are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
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Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

2
nights
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum and Friendship Cemetery. Get outdoors at Old Waverly and Tanglefoot Trail. Take a break from Tupelo with a short trip to Tanglefoot Trail in New Albany, about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum and look for gifts at Tupelo Hardware Company.

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Traveling by flight from Nashville to Tupelo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tupelo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Tupelo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Tanglefoot Trail, Friendship Cemetery, Tanglefoot Trail, Old Waverly
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Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Friendship Cemetery ©
Friendship Cemetery
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then look for gifts at The Peanut Shoppe, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, see the interesting displays at Railroad & Trolley Museum, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

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You can drive from Tupelo to Memphis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Memphis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some cultural insight at Gettysburg National Military Park and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Skyline Drive and Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Washington DC is 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in September, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Skyline Drive, Arlington National Cemetery
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Independence National Historical Park and Barnes Foundation. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the long history of Powel House, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip builder .

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

4
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Philadelphia to New York City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Visit Royal Street and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation & Oak Alley Plantation). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of French Quarter, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans holiday builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vacherie
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St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at AT&T Stadium and then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas visit planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Dallas are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, AT&T Stadium
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