22 days in Nashville & Washington DC Itinerary

22 days in Nashville & Washington DC Itinerary

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Nashville
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Nashville

— 11 nights

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.
Visit Lotz House Museum and Carter House for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Cheekwood and Carnton. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin), Diamond Caverns (in Park City) and Dinosaur World (in Cave City). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, witness the site of a historic battle at Stones River National Battlefield, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Dublin, Ireland to Nashville is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in July: highs in Nashville hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 10 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Visit The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Washington National Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park & Gettysburg Museum of History) and Annapolis (Annapolis Historic District & U.S. Naval Academy). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, and get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill.

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You can fly from Nashville to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips