7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
End: Washington DC

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), make a trip to Graceland and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip tool .

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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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 next day, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip planner .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 31st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online trip planner .

You can fly from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. In July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capitol Hill, United States Capitol and White House. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a stroll through Capitol Hill, then ponder the world of politics at White House, and then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Capitol ©
United States Capitol

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