14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Elizabethtown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
6
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chicago Riverwalk and Cantigny Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and Riverwalk Lot. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary builder app .

Moscow, Russia to Chicago is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Moscow in October: highs in Chicago hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Elizabethtown.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cantigny Park, Riverwalk Lot
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot

1
night
Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown ©
Elizabethtown is a home rule-class city and the county seat of Hardin County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Hardin County History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Brown-Pusey House, then see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kentucky September 11th Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Elizabethtown trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chicago to Elizabethtown. Traveling from Chicago to Elizabethtown, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Elizabethtown

Museums

Side Trip

Kentucky September 11th Memorial
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Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Hardin County History Museum ©
Hardin County History Museum
Brown-Pusey House ©
Brown-Pusey House

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nights
Knoxville

Knoxville
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Knoxville Museum of Art, then identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, then cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and finally make a trip to Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Knoxville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Elizabethtown to Knoxville takes 4 hours. In October in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking
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Knoxville Museum of Art
Knoxville Museum of Art
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center

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nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kayak Swamp Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Fri), add some adventure to your tour with Kayak Swamp Tours and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the next day, examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, then explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and then see the interesting displays at Escape My Room New Orleans.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Knoxville to New Orleans takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Knoxville to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Knoxville in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayak Swamp Tours ©
Kayak Swamp Tours
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

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nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Houston Museum District, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then admire the natural beauty at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Czech Center Museum Houston, then examine the collection at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Teo-Chew Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Houston road trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in Houston hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
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 30th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then stop by Lansky, and finally examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip builder app .

Fly from Houston to Memphis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in October, expect Memphis to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
Lansky ©
Lansky

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Lincoln Home Visitor Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then learn about all things military at Air Combat Museum, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Washington Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Springfield trip builder tool .

Getting from Memphis to Springfield by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Springfield is slightly colder than Memphis - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Parks Trails
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The Lincoln Home Visitor Center ©
The Lincoln Home Visitor Center
Air Combat Museum ©
Air Combat Museum
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

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