11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Knoxville
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Lexington
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Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 19th (Sat), make a trip to Market Square, then take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, and then stroll around High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Knoxville trip maker.

Richmond to Knoxville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Downtown Presbyterian Church, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nashville online travel planner.

You can drive from Knoxville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Graceland and then get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Railroad & Trolley Museum, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then stop by Lansky, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

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Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

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Lexington

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Kentucky Horse Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ethereal Brewing, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, and then get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lexington trip website.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Lexington takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Lexington due to the time zone difference. In June, Lexington is slightly colder than Memphis - with highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.