9 days in Nashville, Cincinnati & Cleveland Itinerary

9 days in Nashville, Cincinnati & Cleveland Itinerary

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9 days in Nashville, Cincinnati & Cleveland Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
End: Boston

4
nights
Nashville

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Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step off the beaten path and head to Downtown Franklin and Radnor Lake State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Franklin (Lotz House Museum & Carter House). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, take in nature's colorful creations at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art, and see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

Boston to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In March, Nashville is a bit warmer than Boston - with highs of 63°F and lows of 41°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Nashville

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Downtown Nashville
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Downtown Franklin
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Carter House

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Cincinnati

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Krohn Conservatory, then get engrossed in the history at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and then don't miss a visit to Fountain Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip planning app .

Getting from Nashville to Cincinnati by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in March, with highs in Cincinnati at 55°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Cincinnati

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Krohn Conservatory
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Fountain Square

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Cleveland

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A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hunt for treasures at West Side Market, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Cleveland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati in March, you will find days in Cleveland are little chillier (44°F), and nights are about the same (31°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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