9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Springfield
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: London

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.
On the 6th (Fri), go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through New Orleans City Park, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then wander the streets of Garden District.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to New Orleans. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 9th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Pete Maravich Assembly Center, admire all the interesting features of LSU Tiger Stadium, then admire all the interesting features of Louisiana State University, and finally stroll through Raising Cane's Dog Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Baton Rouge online attractions planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Baton Rouge hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Raising Cane's Dog Park ©
Raising Cane's Dog Park
LSU Tiger Stadium ©
LSU Tiger Stadium
Louisiana State University ©
Louisiana State University

1
day
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Elijah Iles House.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Springfield road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Baton Rouge to Springfield takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Baton Rouge in July, with highs in Springfield at 35°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Springfield to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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