6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
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Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Memphis
— 1 night
End: Chicago

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Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago online itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chicago. October in Chicago sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Chicago

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Buckingham Fountain ©
Buckingham Fountain
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at High Museum of Art, then stroll through Piedmont Park, and then steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta online tour builder .

You can fly from Chicago to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Atlanta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect Atlanta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piedmont Park ©
Piedmont Park
High Museum of Art ©
High Museum of Art

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 12th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Flowood Nature Park, then stroll through Winner's Circle Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at LeFleur's Bluff State Park.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Jackson road trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Atlanta to Jackson in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Flowood
Highlights from your plan
LeFleur's Bluff State Park ©
LeFleur's Bluff State Park
Winner's Circle Park ©
Winner's Circle Park
Flowood Nature Park ©
Flowood Nature Park

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night
New Orleans

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and then stroll through Audubon Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans sightseeing planner .

Drive from Jackson to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Jackson in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 66°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
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Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, then stroll through Houston Zoo, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Houston tour itinerary builder tool .

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Houston are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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night
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stop by Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Memphis Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in October, things will get little chillier in Memphis: highs are around 77°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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