15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour planning tool .

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Nashville, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Nashville: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): trek along Fat Man's Misery, then explore the activities along Green River, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner .

Drive from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Cave National Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Graceland, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Memphis Zoo, get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planning app .

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park in July, Memphis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, trails, wildlife, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and explore and take pictures at Little River Road.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation builder .

Getting from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when traveling from Memphis in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

1
day
Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain and then hike along Old Rag Mountain Hike.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shenandoah National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Rag Mountain Hike ©
Old Rag Mountain Hike
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Shenandoah National Park to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and subway. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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