9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum and then trek along Bowie Nature Park. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

South Bend to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from South Bend to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from South Bend in December, expect Nashville to be a bit 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 Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Bowie Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hot Springs National Park. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Hot Springs National Park, get engrossed in the history at Gangster Museum of America, then contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip builder app .

Fly from Nashville to Hot Springs in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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 (Vistor Center) ©
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)
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.
Attractions like Audubon Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and get some jogging in at Woldenberg Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans visit website .

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hot Springs in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sulphur.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
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. On the 24th (Tue), try to win big at Golden Nugget Casino, stroll through Millennium Park, and then stroll through Veteran's Memorial Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sulphur trip maker website .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Sulphur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Sulphur: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sulphur

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Lake Charles
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Veteran's Memorial Park ©
Veteran's Memorial Park

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