9 days in Nashville & East Coast of USA Itinerary

9 days in Nashville & East Coast of USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Nashville
— 1 day
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Blowing Rock
— 1 night
Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to The Eastern Iowa Airport

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Nashville

— 1 day

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 5th (Sat), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Nashville tour planner.

Cedar Rapids to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cedar Rapids in June: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 88°F and lows are around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, get a sense of history and politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

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Fly from Nashville to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Empire State Building will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Blowing Rock.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Blowing Rock

— 1 night
Blowing Rock is a town in Watauga and Caldwell counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll around The Valle Crucis Community Park, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Doc's Rocks Gem Mine, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Blowing Rock travel route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Blowing Rock in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 57°F in Blowing Rock. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blowing Rock

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

North Carolina Mountains travel guide

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Historic Sites · Zipline · River Rafting & Tubing
Called the "Land of the Blue Mist" by the Cherokee Indians, the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are one of the world's most biologically diverse wilderness areas. The vast national park sheltering the native wildlife of these ancient mountains offers a close look at the area's nature and its people. A perfect spot for a tranquil vacation, the blue-misted mountains are one of the country's few World Heritage Sites, protecting the largest old-growth forest east of the Mississippi River. Things to do for adventurous visitors include whitewater rafting and river tubing, while those interested in more urbane entertainment can explore the area's many small towns on the 750 km (470 mi) scenic road meandering over the mountains.