9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Austin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Fort Worth
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
End: Memphis

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: San Antonio (The San Antonio River Walk & The Alamo), National Museum of the Pacific War (in Fredericksburg) and Garrison Brothers Distillery (in Hye). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, admire the striking features of The Driskill, and hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner .

Memphis to Austin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Memphis in September: highs in Austin hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

San Antonio, Garrison Brothers Distillery, National Museum of the Pacific War
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The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

1
night
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fort Worth travel route planner.

Getting from Austin to Fort Worth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Fort Worth are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get your bearings at Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Fort Worth to Hot Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fort Worth in September since evenings lows in Hot Springs dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Room Escape Games
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

1
night
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, sample the fine beverages at Rock Town Distillery, then contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and finally walk around Two Rivers Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Little Rock trip maker app .

Getting from Hot Springs to Little Rock by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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William J. Clinton Presidential Library ©
Two Rivers Park ©
Two Rivers Park

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Graceland, take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Beale Street, look for gifts at Lansky, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner .

You can drive from Little Rock to Memphis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Memphis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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