11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Raleigh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Louisville
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Raleigh
— 2 nights
End: Raleigh

1
night
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 4th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pullen Park, hike along Neuse River Trail, then explore the world behind art at North Carolina Museum of Art, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Raleigh day trip tool .

Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 66°F in Raleigh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park
Neuse River Trail ©
Neuse River Trail

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 6th (Thu), see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Raleigh to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Raleigh to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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 8th (Sat), make a trip to Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St. Peter Catholic Church, make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, look for gifts at Lansky, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Casino.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis tour itinerary website .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then have fun at Churchill Downs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Louisville road trip planning site .

Fly from Memphis to Louisville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Louisville

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Distillery Tours

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nights
Raleigh

Raleigh ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at North Carolina State Capitol and then see the interesting displays at Airborne and Special Operations Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at North Carolina Museum of History, explore the engaging exhibits at Marbles Kids Museum, then make a trip to Historic Yates Mill County Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at State Farmers Market.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Louisville to Raleigh by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Raleigh

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Highlights from your plan
Marbles Kids Museum ©
Marbles Kids Museum
North Carolina Museum of History ©
North Carolina Museum of History

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