16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 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:  6 h
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  13 h 30 min
5
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Selma
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Birmingham
— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio and then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Graceland, then gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Memphis online trip itinerary maker.

Fort Worth to Memphis is an approximately 5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Fort Worth in September, expect nights in Memphis to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry. On the next day, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

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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. Traveling from Memphis in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nashville, 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

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Beer Tastings & Tours

1
night
Bristol

Bristol
Bristol is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bristol itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nashville to Bristol. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Nashville in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bristol: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 59°F at night. You'll set off for Washington DC on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Bristol

Parks Outdoors Nature

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Gettysburg (Little Round Top, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bristol to Washington DC. Traveling from Bristol in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 65°F in Washington DC. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montgomery.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex, and finally make a trip to Jackson Lake Island.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Montgomery tour planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Montgomery takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Montgomery is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Washington DC in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Montgomery: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Selma.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jackson Lake Island
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum
Legacy Museum
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Edmund Pettus Bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Live Oak Cemetery, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Selma Interpretive Center, get engrossed in the history at National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, then get to know the fascinating history of Selma to Montgomery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brown Chapel AME Church.

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Drive from Montgomery to Selma in an hour. September in Selma sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) 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
Old Live Oak Cemetery ©
Old Live Oak Cemetery

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then walk around Vulcan Park and Museum, then don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Selma to Birmingham with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

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