12 days in Nashville & Denver Itinerary

12 days in Nashville & Denver Itinerary

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12 days in Nashville & Denver Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Drive:  3​h
1
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Denver
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Knoxville

5
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.
Visit Lotz House Museum and Carnton for their historical value. Visiting Timberland Park and Centennial Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Downtown Franklin in Franklin--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip maker tool .

Knoxville to Nashville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

6
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Union Station and 16th Street Mall. Visiting Hallett Peak and Summit Lake Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Boulder (Flatirons & Humane Society of Boulder Valley), Bear Lake (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Idaho Springs). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park, and pick up some local products at The Source.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Denver takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Denver due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nashville in June; daily highs in Denver reach 83°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Idaho Springs, Boulder, Cherry Creek State Park, Belmar
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Flatirons ©
Flatirons

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