11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Lynchburg
— 1 day
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 1 night
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Chattanooga

— 3 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, Raccoon Mountain Dam, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, see human ingenuity at work at Raccoon Mountain Dam, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ruby Falls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga road trip planner.

Harrisonburg to Chattanooga is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In September, Chattanooga is somewhat warmer than Harrisonburg - with highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Museums

Lynchburg

— 1 day
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lynchburg Hardware and General Store as well as Jack Daniel's Distillery. On the 7th (Tue), learn the secrets of production at Jack Daniel's Distillery and then stop by Lynchburg Hardware and General Store.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lynchburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Lynchburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Lynchburg is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chattanooga in September since evenings lows in Lynchburg dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Tours · Shopping

Nashville

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes General Jackson Showboat, Lane Motor Museum, Ryman Auditorium, and other attractions you added. You'll explore and learn at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and RCA Studio B. Get a sense of the local culture at Downtown Nashville and Madame Tussauds Nashville. The adventure continues: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nashville travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lynchburg to Nashville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Big River Crossing, Beale Street Landing, Statue of Elvis, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Elvis, and finally make a trip to Beale Street Landing. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Graceland and then snap pictures at Big River Crossing.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 68°F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lexington.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Lexington

— 1 night

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.
For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lexington trip planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Lexington in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Lexington. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Memphis in September; daily highs in Lexington reach 81°F and lows reach 59°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Lexington

Tours · Nightlife · Parks · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
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.