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17 days in United States Itinerary
Fly: 5h 15min
Nashville— 2 nights
Drive: 3h 30min
Memphis— 3 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Little Rock— 1 night
Dallas— 3 nights
Los Angeles— 6 nights
Fly: 14h 30min
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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.Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at RCA Studio B and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville journey builder .
Boston to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Nashville. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in April: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Memphis.
Things to do in Nashville
Brentwood Jewelry, Lotz House Museum
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.Visit National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and The Peabody Ducks for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Mississippi River State Park and Hampson Museum State Park. When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, make a trip to Beale Street, look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., and tour the pleasant surroundings at Memphis Zoo.
To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis itinerary planner .
You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Little Rock.
Things to do in Memphis
Horseshoe Tunica, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Mississippi River State Park
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School, then shop like a local with Butler Center Retail Gallery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Little Rock holiday builder tool .
You can drive from Memphis to Little Rock in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dallas.
Things to do in Little Rock
Highlights from your plan
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Top O'Hill Terrace. Visiting Frontier Park and Arbor Hills Nature Preserve will get you outdoors. Step out of Dallas to go to Fort Worth and see Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, which is approximately 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dallas trip itinerary maker site .
Traveling by flight from Little Rock to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Dallas are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.
Things to do in Dallas
Fort Worth, Frontier Park, Top O'Hill Terrace, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Montana Avenue and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, and take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Space for Photography.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .
You can fly from Dallas to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Los Angeles. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dallas in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Los Angeles
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