9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

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

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 22nd (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Busse Woods Trail System, then look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Valley, and then sample the fine beverages at Copper Fiddle Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Swallow Cliff Stairs and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Red Schoolhouse.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Elk Grove Village trip itinerary maker website .

Chicago to Elk Grove Village is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Elk Grove Village can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Elk Grove Village

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Spring Valley, Swallow Cliff Stairs, Copper Fiddle Distillery, Little Red Schoolhouse
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Little Red Schoolhouse ©
Little Red Schoolhouse
Spring Valley ©
Spring Valley
Copper Fiddle Distillery ©
Copper Fiddle Distillery

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.
On the 24th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Overton Park, then make a trip to Graceland, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Elk Grove Village to Memphis. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Elk Grove Village in March: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 63°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Bowie Nature Park and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally let little ones run wild at Moss-Wright Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip site .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Moss-Wright Park, Bowie Nature Park, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Royal Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in March, New Orleans is much hotter at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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