18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 4 nights

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes for their historical value. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to University of Notre Dame in South Bend--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and walk around Millennium Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chicago tour itinerary builder site.

Madrid, Spain to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Madrid to Chicago. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 2°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

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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.
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and St. Charles Historic District will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at City Museum and Old Courthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Louis: World Bird Sanctuary (in Valley Park) and West Alton (Audubon Center at Riverlands & Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at StilL 630 Distillery.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Saint Louis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Saint Louis is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
St. Charles Historic District ©
St. Charles Historic District

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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.
Visit National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Collierville TN Historic District for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Sun Studio and Elmwood Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Graceland, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center.

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Drive from Saint Louis to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, Memphis is a bit warmer than Saint Louis - with highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Side Trips

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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland
Graceland

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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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Carter House, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Downtown Presbyterian Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nashville travel route planner.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail.

Make your Gatlinburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In February in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail ©
Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Nottoway Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and San Francisco Plantation for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville), Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Vermilionville (in Lafayette). And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours, see the interesting displays at Conrad Rice Museum, and contemplate the long history of St. Joseph Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Gatlinburg to Baton Rouge in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Baton Rouge is minus 1 hour. In February, Baton Rouge is a bit warmer than Gatlinburg - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

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