16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Vicksburg
— 3 nights
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Natchez
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights

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Nashville

Nashville ©

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 1st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. On your second day here, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then look for gifts at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour website.

Charleston to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Charleston in December, expect Nashville to be little chillier, temps between 53°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens ©
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 4th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): walk around Forest Park, get some fabulous bargains at Herbaria, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip maker website.

You can fly from Nashville to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in December: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 45°F and lows are around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

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Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

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Memphis

Memphis ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Collierville TN Historic District (in Collierville). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Graceland, gain insight at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and stop by Memphis Music.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Memphis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Louis in December: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 55°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vicksburg: Biedenharn Museum & Gardens (in Monroe) and Duck Commander (in West Monroe). There's lots more to do: step aboard U.S.S. Cairo Museum, ponder the world of politics at Old Courthouse, stroll the grounds of Vicksburg National Cemetery, and witness the site of a historic battle at Texas Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vicksburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Vicksburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. While traveling from Memphis, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vicksburg, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Texas Monument ©
Texas Monument
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Biedenharn Museum & Gardens ©
Biedenharn Museum & Gardens

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 13th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica, steep yourself in history at Rosalie Mansion, then make a trip to Longwood, and finally stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Natchez travel website.

Getting from Vicksburg to Natchez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Natchez sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rosalie Mansion ©
Rosalie Mansion
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica
Longwood ©
Longwood

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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 14th (Mon): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and then don't miss a visit to French Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around New Orleans City Park, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Natchez to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Natchez in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

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