8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 23rd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Adams. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): stop by Jungle Jim's International Market, then identify plant and animal life at Cincinnati Nature Center, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kenwood Towne Centre, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Newport on the Levee.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati trip itinerary builder tool .

Houston to Cincinnati is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Cincinnati is 1 hour. In December, Cincinnati is much colder than Houston - with highs of 45°F and lows of 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cincinnati Nature Center, Newport on the Levee, Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Tanger Outlets Jeffersonville
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Tanger Outlets Jeffersonville ©
Tanger Outlets Jeffersonville
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve ©
Jungle Jim's Eastgate ©
Jungle Jim's Eastgate

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Transportation, then look for gifts at Ted Drew's Frozen Custard, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip planner .

Getting from Cincinnati to Saint Louis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati to Saint Louis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sachs Butterfly House
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The National Museum of Transportation ©
Ted Drew's Frozen Custard ©
Ted Drew's Frozen Custard

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Radnor Lake State Park and Country View Market. Visit Lotz House Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Gallery 202 (in Franklin) and T.B. Sutton General Store (in Granville). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

Fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis in December, expect Nashville to be a bit warmer, temps between 53°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Country View Market, T.B. Sutton General Store
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Tennessee State Museum ©
Tennessee State 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, admire the striking features of The Orpheum Theatre, then look for gifts at The Peanut Shoppe, then stop by Memphis Music, and finally look for gifts at A. Schwab.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Memphis are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife
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A. Schwab ©
A. Schwab
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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