15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Hurricane Mills
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Branson
— 3 nights
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Little Rock
— 2 nights
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Nashville

— 2 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.
Head to Gallery 202 and Smith Creek Moonshinefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Lotz House Museum. There's still lots to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, pause for some serene contemplation at Downtown Presbyterian Church, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Nashville, and steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Houston to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in July, expect Nashville to be slightly colder, temps between 90°F and 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hurricane Mills.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Hurricane Mills

— 1 night
Hurricane Mills is an unincorporated community in Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Johnsonville State Historic Park, see the interesting displays at Loretta Lynn Ranch, and then examine the collection at Loretta Lynn's Ranch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hurricane Mills tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Nashville to Hurricane Mills in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hurricane Mills are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Hurricane Mills

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Graceland, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then stop by Lansky, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Memphis travel route builder website.

You can drive from Hurricane Mills to Memphis in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Pigeon Forge

— 4 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.
Attractions like Dollywood and River Rafting & Tubing make great kid-friendly stops. Do your shopping at Fowler's Clay Works and Paul Murray Gallery. Take a break from Pigeon Forge with a short trip to Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company, steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, and do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge journey planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Pigeon Forge takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Memphis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pigeon Forge, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Branson

— 3 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic Museum and Quicksilver Gallery. Shop till you drop at Cosmic Cavern and Crooked Sky Trading Post. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Moonshine Beach, identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Code, and find something for the whole family at Silver Dollar City.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Branson online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Branson in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Branson due to the time zone difference. In July in Branson, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Little Rock.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Little Rock

— 2 nights

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to La Petit Roche Plaza, see the interesting displays at Esse Purse Museum & Store, explore the world behind art at Arkansas Arts Center, then admire the striking features of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, browse the exhibits of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then brush up on your military savvy at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Galleries at Library Square.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Little Rock trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Branson to Little Rock in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.