8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nashville
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Nashville
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ridgecrest
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Nashville

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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 14th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville journey planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Nashville. January in Nashville sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planning website .

Getting from Nashville to Los Angeles by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Nashville in January, plan for much warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 70°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 49°F. On the 16th (Thu), you're off toRidgecrest.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest
Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, California, United States. To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ridgecrest trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Ridgecrest in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Ridgecrest hover around 61°F and lows are around 32°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Ridgecrest

Nature Parks Museums

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 17th (Fri), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then get great views at Dante's View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Ridgecrest to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. In January in Death Valley National Park, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 19th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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