9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
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Nashville

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Corvette Museum and RCA Studio B. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Bowling Green (Lost River Cave & 1921 Standard Oil Station). There's much more to do: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, snap pictures at John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, and stroll around Centennial Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nashville tour builder tool.

Tampa to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampa to Nashville. Expect little chillier evenings in Nashville when traveling from Tampa in July, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, and then stroll around Shelby Farms Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, admire the striking features of The Orpheum Theatre, and then deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks · Shopping · Nightlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. While traveling from Memphis, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead and then take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then get in on the family fun at Adventure Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gulf Shores trip itinerary maker.

Drive from New Orleans to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Gulf Shores hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.