8 days in Nashville, Montgomery & Gulf Shores Itinerary

8 days in Nashville, Montgomery & Gulf Shores Itinerary

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8 days in Nashville, Montgomery & Gulf Shores Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

3
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

Kansas City to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Neighborhoods
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 30th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, and finally steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Montgomery online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Montgomery in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, then shop like a local with Pottery Central World Headquarters, and then admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and then admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gulf Shores online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Gulf Shores takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo ©
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf
Pottery Central World Headquarters ©

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