29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Asheville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Brisbane

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Whitney Plantation and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site in Saint Francisville--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and examine the collection at Escape My Room New Orleans.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to New Orleans is minus 16 hours. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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.
On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Graceland ©
Graceland

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Radnor Lake State Park and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Casey Jones Distillery in Hopkinsville--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, snap pictures at John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville road trip planning website .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Knoxville.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Casey Jones Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

2
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 11th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Baptist Church, get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, then go for a walk through Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley), and finally make a trip to Market Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at House Mountain State Park, explore the world behind art at Knoxville Museum of Art, then make a trip to The Emporium Center for Arts and Crafts, and finally make a trip to East Tennessee Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Knoxville online travel route planner .

Getting from Nashville to Knoxville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Knoxville. In May in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society
Market Square ©
Market Square
House Mountain State Park ©
House Mountain State Park

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Carrier Park, then view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally view the masterpieces at Blue Spiral 1.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville road trip planning website .

Drive from Knoxville to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Spas
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary ©
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tennessee Homemade Wines and Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Chimneys Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

2
nights
Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum and then contemplate the long history of Louisville Mega Cavern. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Beckley Creek Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Louisville itinerary planner .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Louisville in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

1
night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
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Traveling by car from Louisville to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in May, Cincinnati is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Michigan and Beer Tastings & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart & University of Notre Dame) and Rotary Botanical Gardens (in Janesville). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the natural beauty at Garfield Park Conservatory, have some family-friendly fun at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, and see the interesting displays at Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago sightseeing site .

You can fly from Cincinnati to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cincinnati to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

South Bend, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Lake Michigan
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan

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