15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Worth
Drive:  8 h
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Bristol
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
6
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Selma
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h
End: Fort Worth

2
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.
You've now added B.B. King's Blues Club to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, join in the after-dark buzz at B.B. King's Blues Club, then stop by Lansky, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Memphis day trip tool.

Fort Worth to Memphis is an approximately 5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Fort Worth in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Bristol

Bristol
Bristol is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bristol road trip planning site.

You can drive from Nashville to Bristol in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nashville to Bristol, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in September: highs in Bristol hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 59°F. You will leave for Washington DC on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Bristol

Parks Outdoors Nature

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bristol to Washington DC by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bristol in September, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlotte trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charlotte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Montgomery.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Nightlife Museums

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montgomery vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Charlotte to Montgomery in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. September in Montgomery sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selma.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©

2
nights
Selma

Selma ©
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. You've now added Museum of Slavery and Civil Rights to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Brown Chapel AME Church, get to know the fascinating history of Selma to Montgomery, and then take in the views from Edmund Pettus Bridge. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Slavery and Civil Rights.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Selma online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Selma in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Selma

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edmund Pettus Bridge ©
Edmund Pettus Bridge
Brown Chapel AME Church ©
Brown Chapel AME Church
Museum of Slavery and Civil Rights ©
Museum of Slavery and Civil Rights

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo and then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Birmingham day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Selma to Birmingham takes 2 hours. In September in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo

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