21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Cherokee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
5
Miami
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Aberdeen

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then stop by Lansky, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Memphis is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Aberdeen in September, expect nights in Memphis to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

6
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Memphis in September since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 3rd (Thu), shop like a local with Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, then examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls, and finally try to win big at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cherokee tour planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Cherokee in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Cherokee. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nashville in October; daily highs in Cherokee reach 24°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Mingo Falls ©
Mingo Falls

2
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bust Your Butt Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Falls. On your second day here, stroll around Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Secret Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Highlands vacation maker .

You can drive from Cherokee to Highlands in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Highlands are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bust Your Butt Falls ©
Bust Your Butt Falls

8
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, explore and take pictures at American Airlines Arena, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miami vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Highlands to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Highlands in October: highs in Miami hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Aventura Mall, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Fort Lauderdale Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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