15 days in Texas, Memphis & Nashville Itinerary

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Austin — 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for sightseeing, fun & games, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, and examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library.

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Manchester, UK to Austin is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in May: highs in Austin hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to San Antonio.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

San Antonio — 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, let the kids burn off some steam at Brackenridge Park, and browse the exhibits of The Alamo.

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You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Dallas — 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace. On the next day, examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

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You can fly from San Antonio to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dallas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Memphis.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally look for gifts at Lansky. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, examine the collection at Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally deepen your understanding at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center.

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You can fly from Dallas to Memphis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nashville.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos
Side Trip

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: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

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Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods · Tours

Texas travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.