17 days in Seattle, Las Vegas & Nashville Itinerary

17 days in Seattle, Las Vegas & Nashville Itinerary

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17 days in Seattle, Las Vegas & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 4 nights
Drive:  20​h 15​min
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  29​h
3
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get some historical perspective at Pioneer Square and Point No Point Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Lake View Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Chihuly Bridge of Glass (in Tacoma) and Tolmie State Park (in Olympia). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, identify plant and animal life at Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, and stroll through Kerry Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker site

Sydney, Australia to Seattle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Seattle to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worden State Park, Snoqualmie Falls, Tolmie State Park, Bloedel Reserve, Point No Point Lighthouse & Park
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Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Pinball Hall of Fame. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown, look for all kinds of wild species at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online journey planner

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lotz House Museum and Old Stone Fort State Park. Stones River National Battlefield and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Short Springs Natural Area (in Tullahoma) and McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin). The adventure continues: examine the collection at RCA Studio B, admire the masterpieces at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nashville travel app

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Nashville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Nashville, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Nashville at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Short Springs Natural Area, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B

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