9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Elk Grove Village
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Chicago

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and take a stroll through Garden District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read New Orleans travel route builder website .

Chicago to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chicago in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 61°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
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 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in March since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Graceland, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, and finally make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In March in Memphis, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Elk Grove Village.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village ©
Elk Grove Village is a village located in northeastern Illinois adjacent to O'Hare International Airport and is a near northwest suburb, touching the city of Chicago. On the 30th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Children's Theme Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Elk Grove Village visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Memphis to Elk Grove Village. Traveling from Memphis in March, expect Elk Grove Village to be little chillier, temps between 44°F and 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Elk Grove Village

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
Pirate's Cove Children's Theme Park ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

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