11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Paducah
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hamilton
— 1 night
Drive
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Strong City
— 1 night
Drive
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Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Memphis

— 1 night

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 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Memphis road trip planner.

Jacksonville to Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Jacksonville in May, plan for slightly colder days in Memphis, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 1 night
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fat Man's Misery as well as Diamond Caverns. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and then hike along Fat Man's Misery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Cave National Park visit app.

You can drive from Memphis to Mammoth Cave National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Memphis in May since evenings lows in Mammoth Cave National Park dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paducah.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Paducah

— 1 night
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum and then don't miss a visit to Floodwall Murals.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paducah trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Paducah in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Paducah can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Paducah

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Gateway Arch as well as Saint Louis Zoo. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Saint Louis Zoo.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Paducah to Saint Louis in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Hamilton

— 1 night
Hamilton is a city in Caldwell County, Missouri, United States. To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Hamilton in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Strong City.

Things to do in Hamilton

Shopping
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Strong City

— 1 night
Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Strong City using our trip planner.

You can drive from Hamilton to Strong City in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Strong City

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Eureka Springs

— 1 night

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Thorncrown Chapel as well as Christ of the Ozarks. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Ozarks, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, and then stroll around Basin Spring Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Eureka Springs using our trip planner.

Drive from Strong City to Eureka Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Parks

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

On the 23rd (Sun), examine the collection at Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

Before you visit Memphis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Eureka Springs to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Eureka Springs in May: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.