50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 9 nights
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Nashville
— 9 nights
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Tupelo
— 2 nights
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 8 nights
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Indianapolis
— 7 nights
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Le Claire
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 8 nights
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New York City

— 9 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit Bay Head Beach and Mantoloking Beach for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Allenhurst Beach Club (in Allenhurst), 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park) and Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and visit Greenwich Village.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City travel route website.

Istanbul, Turkey to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Downtown Nashville and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Carnton. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Franklin Antique Mall, Carter House, &more), Windtree Golf Club (in Mount Juliet) and Bowling Green (Lost River Cave & National Corvette Museum). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, wander the streets of Downtown Franklin, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville visit planner.

Fly from New York City to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Nashville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Tupelo

— 2 nights
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a memorable drive along Natchez Trace Pkwy. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tupelo vacation planning app.

Getting from Nashville to Tupelo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Tupelo

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Vicksburg

— 1 night
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): witness the site of a historic battle at Texas Monument and then step aboard U.S.S. Cairo Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vicksburg route builder website.

Traveling by car from Tupelo to Vicksburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vicksburg can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

New Orleans

— 8 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lake End Park. Head to Royal Street and Tami Curtis Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Vacherie (Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vicksburg in September, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Indianapolis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 7 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Get a sense of the local culture at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Indianapolis Museum of Art. Get outdoors at Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: Nashville (The Brown County Art Guild & Salt Creek Trail), Starve Hollow State Recreation Area (in Vallonia) and Edinburgh (Exit 76 Antique Mall & Not Just Popcorn). Next up on the itinerary: see where the action happens at Victory Field, see the interesting displays at Clabber Girl Museum, enjoy some diversion at Lucas Oil Stadium, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in October, Indianapolis is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Le Claire.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Claire

— 3 nights
Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Motorcycle Museum and Amboy Depot Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Nachusa Grasslands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Claire: Fenelon Place Elevator Co. (in Dubuque), Franklin Creek Grist Mill (in Franklin Grove) and John Deere Historic Site (in Grand Detour). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Le Claire attractions planner.

Drive from Indianapolis to Le Claire in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Le Claire is minus 1 hour. October in Le Claire sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Le Claire

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chicago

— 8 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Take a break from the city and head to Lakefront Trail and Rosewood Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Center. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Baker Lake Park (in Peru), Starved Rock State Park (in Utica) and Whihala Beach (in Whiting). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and stroll through Lions Park Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Le Claire to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. In October in Chicago, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Mississippi travel guide

3.4
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Iowa travel guide

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Casinos · History Museums · Historic Sites
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."