12 days in Nashville & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

12 days in Nashville & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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12 days in Nashville & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Nashville
1
Nashville
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Nashville

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Radnor Lake State Park and Walking tours. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Tullahoma (Beechcraft Heritage Museum & George Dickel Distillery), H Clark Distillery (in Thompson s Station) and Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Belmont Mansion, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville online vacation planner .

In January in Nashville, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tullahoma, Stones River National Battlefield, H Clark Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Tennessee State Museum ©
Tennessee State Museum

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 9th (Wed), trek along Hermit Trail, stroll through Hermit Trail, and then get great views at Pima Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and then get great views at Navajo Point.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 15°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Maricopa Point ©
Maricopa Point
Hopi Point ©
Hopi Point

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