9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive
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Jackson
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly

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Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Tunica about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary app.

Des Moines to Memphis is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, Memphis is somewhat warmer than Des Moines - with highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Montgomery

— 1 night
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then appreciate the history behind Hank Williams Statue, and finally explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Montgomery travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Montgomery takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Montgomery sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Original First Baptist Church, take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, explore the galleries of Eudora Welty House and Garden, then see the interesting displays at Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum, and finally stop by Lemuria Books.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson online route builder.

Getting from Montgomery to Jackson by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. September in Jackson sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

New Orleans

— 4 nights

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to French Quarter, stroll around New Orleans City Park, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jackson to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Jackson, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.