7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Texarkana
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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Texarkana

Texarkana ©
Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, located in the Ark-La-Tex region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Texarkana Museums System, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Regional History, then trek along Phillip McDougal Trail, and finally examine the collection at Perot Leadership Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Texarkana online trip itinerary maker .

Dallas to Texarkana is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Texarkana

#Museums, #Parks, #Trails
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Museum of Regional History ©
Museum of Regional History

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Charlton Recreation Area, then get all the information you need at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery, and finally look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Texarkana to Hot Springs takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Hot Springs

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Charlton Recreation Area ©
Charlton Recreation Area
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) ©
Bathhouse Soapery ©
Bathhouse Soapery

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 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then stop by Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., and finally meet the residents at Memphis Zoo.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Memphis tour website .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Nashville travel route planning site .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

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

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, then make a splash at Dollywood, and finally view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork and then contemplate the long history of The Old Mill.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Shopping, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Roaring Fork
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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