29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
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Cincinnati
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

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 Walking tours and Photography Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site (in Saint Francisville), Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, stop by Boutique du Vampyre, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans travel planner.

Brisbane, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (25°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Walking tours

3
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Memphis

Memphis ©

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.
On the next day, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Memphis online trip planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Graceland
Graceland

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge 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: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park, and have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, 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 fly; or take a bus. 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 Asheville.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge ©
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, shop like a local with Blue Spiral 1, then identify plant and animal life at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, and finally stroll around Carrier Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Asheville travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashville to Asheville by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nashville in May, with highs in Asheville at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary ©
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Lexington Glassworks ©
Lexington Glassworks

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery. On your second day here, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge day trip tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Pigeon Forge in 2 hours. In May in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

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Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ©
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 15th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Sunsphere Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mabry-Hazen House, identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, then take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at UT Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Knoxville road trip planning app.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Knoxville in an hour. May in Knoxville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Market Square ©
Market Square
World's Fair Park ©
World's Fair Park

4
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Cincinnati

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Houdini's Room Escape and Smale Riverfront Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Krohn Conservatory, stroll around Eden Park, take in the views from Roebling Suspension Bridge, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Cincinnati takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Smale Riverfront Park ©
Smale Riverfront Park

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Fox in a Box Chicago. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & University of Notre Dame). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, explore the activities along Lake Michigan, and examine the collection at Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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