16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Charlotte
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Nashville — 3 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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip maker.

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from London in March, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Beale Street, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Graceland, then don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and finally stop by Memphis Music.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip planning website.

Fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Memphis in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in New Orleans. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 4 nights

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Explore Charlotte's surroundings by going to Zipline (in Lake Lure), Columbia (South Carolina State House, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, &more) and Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get curious at Discovery Place Science, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Muddy River Distillery, and stroll around Freedom Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Charlotte trip itinerary site.

Fly from New Orleans to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Charlotte is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect cooler with lows of 11°C in Charlotte. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Charleston.
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Charleston — 3 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate the long history of Charleston Fire Department, Station 2/3, and explore the galleries of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Charleston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Charleston, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.6
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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Louisiana travel guide

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The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.
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