8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
3
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive
5
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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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.
On the 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Nashville. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Carter House, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, and finally see the interesting displays at The George Jones.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Nashville is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 85°F. You'll set off for Memphis on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and finally look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Memphis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Jackson

— 1 night
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. On the 17th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Mississippi Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Old Greyhound Bus Station, take in the exciting artwork at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, then steep yourself in history at Eudora Welty House and Garden, and finally test your team's savvy at Enter/Locked Escape Rooms.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jackson trip planning site.

You can drive from Memphis to Jackson in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Jackson sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Vicksburg

— 1 night
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. On the 18th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Texas Monument, and finally take in the views from Vicksburg Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Vicksburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vicksburg sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 19th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Cane River Creole National Historical Park and then look for gifts at Natchitoches Pecans.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Natchez trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Natchez takes 3.5 hours. In September in Natchez, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, then see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection, then get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New Orleans vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Natchez in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 83°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

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.