36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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Nashville
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Charleston
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Chicago — 9 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Basilica of the Sacred Heart). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago attractions planner.

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In April in Chicago, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Nashville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Nashville — 8 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Burgess Falls State Park (in Sparta), Tennessee Legend Distillery (in Cookeville) and Carter House (in Franklin). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, stroll around Chickasaw Trace County Park, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nashville trip builder.

Fly from Chicago to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Nashville is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Charleston.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Side Trips

Charleston — 8 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Take a break from Charleston with a short trip to The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and don't miss a visit to H.L. Hunley Submarine.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Charleston online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Nashville to Charleston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Charleston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Charleston when traveling from Nashville in May, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

New Orleans — 10 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charleston to New Orleans. Traveling from Charleston in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.