8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
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 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, then browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner .

Minneapolis to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in May: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 80°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph Church and Gardens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then contemplate the long history of Oak Alley Plantation.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read New Orleans road trip tool .

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in May, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Vacherie, St. Joseph Church and Gardens
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Key West Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West tour itinerary planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Key West. In May, Key West is a bit warmer than New Orleans - with highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

1
day
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Munising takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Key West in May, things will get cooler in Munising: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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