8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
bus:  45​min
1
Fort Worth
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Savannah
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
day
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth day trip website .

Dallas to Fort Worth is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Amon Carter Museum of American Art ©
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth ©
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, then contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then get a sense of history and politics at Old State House Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at The Galleries at Library Square.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Little Rock trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Fort Worth to Little Rock takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In December, Little Rock is a bit cooler than Fort Worth - with highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum

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.
On the 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then see the interesting displays at Railroad & Trolley Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner .

You can drive from Little Rock to Memphis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Cheekwood, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Room, then admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour planning tool .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Nashville, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

2
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Bush's Beans Visitor Center, cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and then identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, then explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road, and then stroll through Alum Cave Trail.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Knoxville travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Knoxville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Knoxville is 1 hour. In December in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 2nd (Thu), learn about all things military at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, get engrossed in the history at Pin Point Heritage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Old Fort Jackson, then steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and finally admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Knoxville to Savannah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Knoxville in January: high temperatures in Savannah hover around 61°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Pin Point Heritage Museum ©
Pin Point Heritage Museum
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©

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