9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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Houston
— 1 night
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Lafayette
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive
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Jackson
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 1 night

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Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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.
On the 1st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, and then stroll around Buffalo Bayou Park. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, William P Hobby Airport and Scholes International At Galveston Airport. In January in Houston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can fly to Lafayette.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Lafayette

— 1 night
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lafayette trip maker app.

Getting from Houston to Lafayette by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Lafayette are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and then don't miss a visit to French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Cabildo.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lafayette to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lafayette in January since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jackson trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from New Orleans to Jackson by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Jackson when traveling from New Orleans in January, with lows around 3°C. You'll set off for Memphis on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Statue of Elvis, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis day trip app.

Getting from Jackson to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Jackson in January, things will get slightly colder in Memphis: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites

Nashville

— 1 night

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 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a show at Grand Ole Opry and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nashville day trip planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Birmingham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll set off for Atlanta on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta road trip planning site.

Drive from Birmingham to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta. In January, daytime highs in Atlanta are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.