50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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50 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  15​h
1
New York City
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 9 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Tupelo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
New Orleans
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Indianapolis
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Le Claire
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Chicago
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Istanbul

9
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Designs by Kamnifor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Mantoloking Beach and Bay Head Beach. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum), 8th Ave Jetty (in Asbury Park) and Allenhurst Beach Club (in Allenhurst). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and admire all the interesting features of Central Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City online road trip planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to New York City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Istanbul to New York City, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Hyde Park, Mantoloking Beach, Allenhurst Beach Club, Bay Head Beach
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9
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
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 Carter House and Carnton. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lotz House Museum and National Corvette Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Lost River Cave (in Bowling Green), Franklin (Franklin Antique Mall, Franklin Glassblowing Studio, & more) and Windtree Golf Club (in Mount Juliet). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Nashville by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowling Green, Amqui Station and Visitors Center, Windtree Golf Club
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

2
nights
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tupelo journey planner .

You can fly from Nashville to Tupelo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Tupelo

Historic Sites Trails Nature
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Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum

1
night
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the history at Vicksburg National Military Park and then step aboard U.S.S. Cairo Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vicksburg travel route planner.

Drive from Tupelo to Vicksburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows 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
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U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park

8
nights
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Head to Royal Street and Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Artfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace), Lake End Park (in Morgan City) and Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). Next up on the itinerary: partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Vicksburg to New Orleans by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Vicksburg in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Lake End Park
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

7
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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 Milan '54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Indianapolis Museum of Art and Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Venture out of the city with trips to Nashville (Zipline, The Brown County Art Guild, & more), Edinburgh (Exit 76 Antique Mall & Not Just Popcorn) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Victory Field, identify plant and animal life at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Clabber Girl Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from New Orleans to Indianapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Indianapolis is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Indianapolis, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Le Claire.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, Nashville, Jug Rock, Clabber Girl Museum, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center

3
nights
Le Claire

Le Claire ©
Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Iowa 80 Trucking Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Motorcycle Museum and John Deere Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Claire: Fenelon Place Elevator Co. (in Dubuque), Amboy Depot Museum (in Amboy) and Franklin Grove (Franklin Creek Grist Mill & Nachusa Grasslands).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Le Claire trip builder website .

Drive from Indianapolis to Le Claire in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Le Claire. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Le Claire

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dubuque, Franklin Grove, National Motorcycle Museum, Amboy Depot Museum, Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Highlights from your plan
Amboy Depot Museum ©
Amboy Depot Museum
National Motorcycle Museum ©
National Motorcycle Museum

8
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Starved Rock State Park and Grand Mere State Park. You'll explore and learn at The Field Museum and Chicago Cultural Center. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Baker Lake Park (in Peru), Whihala Beach (in Whiting) and Saint Joseph (Lions Park Beach & Whirlpool Compass Fountain). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

Getting from Le Claire to Chicago by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Weko Park, Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Rosewood Beach, Starved Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

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