8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  5​h
1
Louisville
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Tupelo
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
End: Chicago

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hours
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You've now added Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory to your itinerary.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville road trip planning tool

Chicago to Louisville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October in Louisville, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Andrew Jackson's Hermitage as well as Centennial Park. On the 26th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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hours
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum has been added to your itinerary.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tupelo trip app

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Tupelo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Tupelo sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tupelo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Tupelo Hardware Company ©
Tupelo Hardware Company

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Francisco Plantation as well as Oak Alley Plantation. Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read New Orleans tour planner

You can fly from Tupelo to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tupelo in October, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (67°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (67°F). On the 31st (Tue), you're off toMemphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

1
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip generator.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Memphis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 54°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid ©
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

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