8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
1
Knoxville
— 1 night
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Clarksdale
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Shreveport
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Dallas
— 1 night
6
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Knoxville

1
night
Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Market Square, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Knoxville journey planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Knoxville. In May in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Knoxville

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Helicopter Tours
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof ©
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof

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 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then meet the residents at Memphis Zoo.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner .

You can fly from Knoxville to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Room Escape Games
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

1
night
Clarksdale

Clarksdale ©
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Delta Blues Museum, view the masterpieces at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, then look for gifts at Deak's Mississippi Saxophones & Blues Emporium, then see the interesting displays at The Rock & Blues Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Clarksdale trip maker .

Getting from Memphis to Clarksdale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shreveport.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums Shopping
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The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art ©
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art
The Rock & Blues Museum ©
The Rock & Blues Museum

1
day
Shreveport

Shreveport ©
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Red River National Wildlife Refuge, and then browse the different shops at Louisiana Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shreveport online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Clarksdale to Shreveport takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Shreveport are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Shreveport

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bossier City
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Red River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Red River National Wildlife Refuge
Room Escape Games
Louisiana Boardwalk ©
Louisiana Boardwalk

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, and finally get great views at Reunion Tower.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Shreveport to Dallas takes 3 hours. In May in Dallas, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Reunion Tower ©
Reunion Tower

2
nights
Austin

Austin
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Austin day trip planner .

Take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Austin are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Outdoors
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library

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