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31 days in United States Itinerary
Start: Belo Horizonte
Fly: 18h 15min
Atlanta— 5 nights
Fly: 3h 45min
Chicago— 5 nights
Fly: 3h 30min
Memphis— 5 nights
Drive: 3h 15min
Nashville— 8 nights
New Orleans— 5 nights
Fly: 18h 45min
End: Belo Horizonte
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The Capital of the South
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.Visit Little White House and Ocmulgee National Monument for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore High Museum of Art and Center for Civil and Human Rights. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atlanta: Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion (in Milledgeville) and Amicalola Falls State Park (in Dawsonville). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, get in on the family fun at SkyView Atlanta, see the interesting displays at William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, and stroll through Zoo Atlanta.
To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Atlanta itinerary planner.
Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Atlanta is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chicago.
Things to do in Atlanta
Amicalola Falls State Park, Little White House, Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Silver Beach County Park and Hickory Creek Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Starved Rock State Park and Grand Mere State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee) and Matthiessen State Park (in Utica). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.
To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago vacation planner.
Fly from Atlanta to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Chicago. Traveling from Atlanta in September, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Memphis.
Things to do in Chicago
Utica, Six Flags Great America, Silver Beach County Park, Hickory Creek Winery, Grand Mere State Park
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.Do some cultural sightseeing at Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Get some historical perspective at The Peabody Ducks and Sun Studio.. Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Collierville TN Historic District in Collierville, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, stroll through Tom Lee Park, and look for gifts at Havana Mix Cigar Emporium.
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis tour planner.
You can fly from Chicago to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in October; daily highs in Memphis reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nashville.
Things to do in Memphis
Mirimichi Golf Course, Collierville TN Historic District, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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.Explore hidden gems such as Lotz House Museum and Carnton. Escape the urban bustle at Centennial Park and Hermitage Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Johnsonville State Historic Park (in New Johnsonville), Loretta Lynn's Ranch (in Hurricane Mills) and Carter House (in Franklin). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, admire the striking features of Fontanel Mansion, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.
To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nashville holiday planner.
You can fly from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.
Things to do in Nashville
Franklin, Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Johnsonville State Historic Park, Hermitage Golf Course, National Corvette Museum
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.Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Audubon Zoo will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Edgard) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, stop by Louisiana Music Factory, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, and stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery.
To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read New Orleans vacation planner.
Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in October, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in New Orleans
Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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