28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 15 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Louisville
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chicago

15
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Field Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Starved Rock State Park and Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Bachelor Grove Cemetery (in Midlothian), Chesterton (Indiana Dunes State Park & Cowles Bog) and Deer Grove Forest Preserve (in Palatine). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Chesterton, Libertyville, Illinois Prairie Path, Weko Park
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore and take pictures at Missouri Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at City Museum, then stroll around Forest Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Sachs Butterfly House and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can fly from Chicago to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Adventure Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipline, Sachs Butterfly House
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then view the masterpieces at Tami Curtis Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Saint Louis to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint Louis in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bowen Plantation House. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally walk around Centennial Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville sightseeing planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Nashville by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Nashville hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Louisville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kentucky Horse Park
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Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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