15 days in Tennessee & Nebraska Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee & Nebraska Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Nashville
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
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Omaha
— 2 nights
Fly
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to Cardiff

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Nashville

— 3 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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, visit Downtown Nashville, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip maker site.

Cardiff, UK to Nashville is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Cardiff in August, plan for much warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lincoln.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Hamann Rose Garden and then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, then ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Catholic Church.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip planner.

Fly from Nashville to Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Nashville in August since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Omaha

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum and then shop like a local with Old Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Omaha online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Memphis.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife · Parks

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.
On the 14th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Graceland and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Beale Street and then see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Memphis itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Omaha to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Omaha in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums

Pigeon Forge

— 5 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip app.

Fly from Memphis to Pigeon Forge in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Memphis to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Pigeon Forge when traveling from Memphis in August, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.