8 days in Dauphin Island, Nashville & Northeast Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Dauphin Island, Nashville & Northeast Ohio Itinerary

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Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Valparaiso, Fly to Nashville
— 3 nights
— 1 night


Dauphin Island — 3 nights

Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Morgan Historic Site and Bellingrath Gardens and Home. Kids will enjoy Fort Gaines and Action Outdoors. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach, and stroll through Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island route planner.

Cleveland to Dauphin Island is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, Dauphin Island is a bit warmer than Cleveland - with highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nashville.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Nashville — 3 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get some cultural insight at Downtown Franklin and Carter House. Attractions like Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Adventure Science Center, see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Dauphin Island to Nashville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cleveland.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure
Side Trip

Cleveland — 1 night

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and then make a trip to Heinen's Downtown.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Cleveland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in June, you will find days in Cleveland are little chillier (77°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums