7 days in Nashville & Branson Itinerary

7 days in Nashville & Branson Itinerary

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7 days in Nashville & Branson Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Branson
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

2
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.
Carnton and Lotz House Museum will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Downtown Franklin and Carter House. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

3
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Step out of the city life by going to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Let the collections at The Walmart Museum and Museum of Native American History capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Branson: Eureka Springs (Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7 & Christ of the Ozarks). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and trek along Table Rock Lakeshore Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Branson trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Branson takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Bentonville, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, National Tiger Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

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