5 days in Boston & Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Boston & Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Boston & Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  3​h
1
Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Sevierville
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 3rd (Wed), get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Buckman Tavern, then explore the galleries of Orchard House, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Boston is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, Boston is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buckman Tavern, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©

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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 5th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville road trip tool .

Getting from Boston to Nashville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Boston in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sevierville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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Sevierville

Sevierville ©
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sevierville trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Memphis to Sevierville in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Memphis in July, Sevierville is little chillier at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sevierville

Museums Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Titanic Museum Attraction
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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