8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Loretto
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Memphis

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street and then stop by Memphis Music.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner.

Durant to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Nashville

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get a taste of true West at Robert's Western World, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then join in the after-dark buzz at The Listening Room Cafe, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Tootsies Orchid Lounge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ryman Auditorium, then get a taste of local nightlife at Legends Corner, then get a taste of true West at Wildhorse Saloon, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Nashville online trip maker.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Loretto.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Museums

Loretto

Loretto is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Maker's Mark.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Loretto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Loretto in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Loretto. In May, Loretto is a bit cooler than Nashville - with highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Loretto

Breweries & Distilleries
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Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): have fun at Churchill Downs.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Louisville travel route planner.

You can drive from Loretto to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Indianapolis

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Hinkle Fieldhouse and then enjoy some diversion at Hoosier Gym.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Indianapolis trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Louisville to Indianapolis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will leave for Saint Louis on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 10th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch and then catch a live event at Busch Stadium.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip maker.

Drive from Indianapolis to Saint Louis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. In May in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.