15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Houston
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hurricane Mills
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Branson
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
6
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Houston

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.
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 traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Houston to Nashville is an approximately 5- hour combination of bus and 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

Side Trip

Franklin
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
Hurricane Mills

Hurricane Mills ©
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 see reviews, more things to do, photos, 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 Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Johnsonville State Historic Park
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Loretta Lynn's Ranch ©
Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Johnsonville State Historic Park ©
Johnsonville State Historic Park
Loretta Lynn Ranch ©
Loretta Lynn Ranch

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.
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.

To see where to stay, more things to do, 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 travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

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 River Rafting & Tubing and Dollywood make great kid-friendly stops. Do your shopping at Fowler's Clay Works and Thistle Dew!. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and shop like a local with Paul Murray Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Memphis to Pigeon Forge in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus 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, plan for slightly colder nights in Pigeon Forge, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

3
nights
Branson

Branson ©
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 see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Branson online tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Branson in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. 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 catch the bus to Little Rock.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cosmic Cavern, National Tiger Sanctuary, Quicksilver Gallery
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Escape Code ©
Escape Code
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City

2
nights
Little Rock

Little 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.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Little Rock trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Branson to Little Rock in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Galleries at Library Square ©
The Galleries at Library Square
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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