41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Sacramento
— 6 nights
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Austin
— 10 nights
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Memphis
— 7 nights
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Chattanooga
— 8 nights
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Nashville
— 9 nights
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Sacramento

— 6 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like California State Railroad Museum and Gracianna Winery. Explore Sacramento's surroundings by going to Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & Balloon Rides), Healdsburg (Seghesio Family Vineyards & Stephen & Walker Winery) and Rutherford (Frog's Leap Winery & Honig Vineyard & Winery). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sacramento travel itinerary planner.

New York City to Sacramento is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Sacramento is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Sacramento hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Austin.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Austin

— 10 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wildseed Farms and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (Willow City Loop, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, &more) and San Antonio (Witte Museum, The Alamo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Thinkery, stop by SoCo District, and explore the activities along Town Lake.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planning site.

You can fly from Sacramento to Austin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Austin is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sacramento in April: high temperatures in Austin hover around 80°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Memphis.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Memphis

— 7 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Natchez Trace Pkwy and Memphis Zoo. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, add some entertainment to your itinerary with The Orpheum Theatre, steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Memphis Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Memphis trip planner.

You can fly from Austin to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in April, with highs in Memphis at 73°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 8 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walnut Street Bridge and Raccoon Mountain Caverns. Venture out of the city with trips to Knoxville (Market Square & World's Fair Park), Huntsville (Alabama Constitution Village & Huntsville Botanical Garden) and Atlanta (Food Tours, Piedmont Park, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery, stroll around Coolidge Park, admire the striking features of Hunter Museum of American Art, and stop by Bluff View Art District.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chattanooga, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Memphis to Chattanooga in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Nashville

— 9 nights

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 RCA Studio B. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Franklin (Carter Gin Assault Site Park, Carter House, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, stroll around Centennial Park, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and gain insight at Vanderbilt University.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Nashville route planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville is minus 1 hour. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.