11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Lexington
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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Tunica
Drive
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Clarksdale
Drive
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Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Natchez
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 9th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then walk around Forest Park, then admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis travel route app.

Sacramento to Saint Louis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sacramento to Saint Louis. In September in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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 10th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern and then try your luck at Churchill Downs.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Louisville vacation maker site.

Getting from Saint Louis to Louisville by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; 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 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Lexington.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Lexington

— 1 night

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at Boone Creek Outdoors and then surround yourself with nature on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lexington itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Lexington sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Lexington

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip builder site.

You can drive from Lexington to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Museums · Nightlife

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.
On the 14th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Memphis Music.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Memphis tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tunica.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Tunica

Tunica is a town in and the county seat of Tunica County, Mississippi, near the Mississippi River. To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tunica trip builder site.

Drive from Memphis to Tunica in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Memphis in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tunica, with lows around 62°F. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Tunica

Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks · Nature

Clarksdale

Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Clarksdale day trip planning app.

You can drive from Tunica to Clarksdale in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. You will leave for Vicksburg on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Vicksburg

— 1 night
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vicksburg day trip app.

Drive from Clarksdale to Vicksburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In September, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.
Highlights from your trip

Natchez

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Natchez trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Natchez are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 83°F in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.