12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Clarksville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like The Children's Museum of Memphis and Memphis Zoo will thrill your kids. Sun Studio and Beale Street will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Memphis tour planning website .

Los Angeles to Memphis is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Memphis is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Memphis reach 89°F and lows reach 71°F. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
The Children's Museum of Memphis ©
The Children's Museum of Memphis
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Moon Pie General Store, then examine the collection at Creative Discovery Museum, and then wander the streets of Bluff View Art District.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chattanooga online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Chattanooga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Chattanooga. June in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. You'll set off for Nashville on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Chattanooga

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Creative Discovery Museum ©
Creative Discovery Museum
Bluff View Art District ©
Bluff View Art District
Moon Pie General Store ©
Moon Pie General Store

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Parthenon as well as Grand Ole Opry. Explore hidden gems such as Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Stones River National Battlefield. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and Downtown Nashville. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder app .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Clarksville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Tennessee State Museum ©
Tennessee State Museum

2
nights
Clarksville

Clarksville ©
The city of Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, and the fifth-largest city in the state behind Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Surrender House - Dover Hotel, witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Donelson National Battlefield, and then learn about winemaking at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Don F Pratt Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Woodlands Nature Station, and then identify plant and animal life at The Elk and Bison Prairie.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Clarksville tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Nashville to Clarksville by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Clarksville can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Clarksville

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dover, The Elk and Bison Prairie, Don F Pratt Museum, Woodlands Nature Station, Clement Railroad Hotel Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fort Donelson National Battlefield ©
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Beachaven Vineyards & Winery ©
Beachaven Vineyards & Winery
Don F Pratt Museum ©
Don F Pratt Museum

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