9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: South Bend
Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Sulphur
— 1 night
Drive:  16 h 30 min
End: South Bend

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum and then stroll around Bowie Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: 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 get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nashville tour planner.

South Bend to Nashville is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from South Bend to Nashville. Traveling from South Bend in December, expect Nashville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 53°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Bowie Nature Park
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Hot Springs National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hot Springs National Park, get engrossed in the history at Gangster Museum of America, then get answers to all your questions at Fordyce Bathhouse, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Hot Springs takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In December in Hot Springs, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums Nature Parks
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Mid-America Science Museum ©
Mid-America Science Museum
Fordyce Bathhouse ©
Fordyce Bathhouse
Hot Springs National Park ©
Hot Springs National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Chalmette National Historical Park and Woldenberg Park. The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Slidell to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Hot Springs to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hot Springs in December since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sulphur.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

1
night
Sulphur

Sulphur ©
Sulphur is a city in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): try your luck at Golden Nugget Casino, then stroll around Millennium Park, and then stroll around Veteran's Memorial Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sulphur trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Sulphur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sulphur, with highs around 65°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sulphur

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lake Charles
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Veteran's Memorial Park ©
Veteran's Memorial Park

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