18 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Dallas
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Memphis
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Wildwood
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Austin
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Charlotte
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New York City — 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Met Cloisters. Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, visit Greenwich Village, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday maker tool.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.
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Dallas — 3 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Let the collections at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Perot Museum of Nature and Science capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kimbell Art Museum and The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Step out of Dallas to go to Fort Worth and see Sundance Square, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, examine the collection at Museum of Illusions Dallas, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and explore the world behind art at Dallas Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas journey maker site.

Fly from New York City to Dallas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Dallas. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Dallas: highs are around 39°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.
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Memphis — 2 nights

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 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Memphis driving holiday app.

You can fly from Dallas to Memphis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in October: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and New Orleans Museum of Art. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden District and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Whitney Plantation in Wallace--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, don't miss a visit to Bourbon Street, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans holiday builder site.

You can fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Memphis in October, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wildwood.
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Wildwood — 3 nights

Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape May Lighthouse and Cape May Fire Department Museum. Get in touch with nature at Cape May Beach and Cape May Point State Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Beach, contemplate the long history of Emlen Physick Estate, and identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wildwood route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Wildwood in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Wildwood. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wildwood when traveling from New Orleans in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Austin.
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Austin — 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 12th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Austin visit planning tool.

Getting from Wildwood to Austin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wildwood to Austin due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Wildwood in October, with highs in Austin at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Charlotte.
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Charlotte — 3 nights

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Discovery Place Science, then see the interesting displays at Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Studio, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame. On the next day, wander the streets of Fourth Ward, then steep yourself in history at Historic Rosedale, then explore the world behind art at Mint Museum Randolph, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Charlotte takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Charlotte. Traveling from Austin in October, things will get little chillier in Charlotte: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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