15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights

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Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Gary Chicago International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Louisville.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Louisville — 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville road trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 19th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nashville travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 1 night

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Huntsville road trip site.

You can drive from Nashville to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Huntsville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Graceland, then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip website.

Getting from Huntsville to Memphis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Mobile.
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Side Trip
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Mobile — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf, and then stop by Pepper Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, take an in-depth tour of USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, then get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mobile trip planner.

Fly from Memphis to Mobile in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Mobile sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.
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Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip
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New Orleans — 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Garden District, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mobile to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mobile, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.
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