9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Baltimore
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
6
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

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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 8th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip builder website .

Houston to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in April, with highs in Memphis at 73°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Baltimore.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Fell's Point, then sample the fine beverages at Sagamore Spirit Distillery, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baltimore visit app .

You can fly from Memphis to Baltimore in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Baltimore. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Memphis in April: highs in Baltimore hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Baltimore

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
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Sagamore Spirit Distillery ©
Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino
Fell's Point ©
Fell's Point

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia journey builder tool .

Take a train from Baltimore to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Harrah's Philadelphia
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Harrah's Philadelphia ©
Harrah's Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg ©
Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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You can drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Little Round Top ©
Little Round Top
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online itinerary planner .

Getting from Gettysburg to Washington DC by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 14th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. April in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Mount LeConte
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Louisville online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Louisville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. April in Louisville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

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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 16th (Tue), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville itinerary maker site .

Getting from Louisville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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