9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Memphis travel planner.

Boston to Memphis is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Memphis: highs are around 91°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Casinos

Side Trip

2
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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.
On the 17th (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Centennial Park, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

1
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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): hike along Fat Man's Misery, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Mammoth Cave National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

3
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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
On the 20th (Mon), do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, then find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge travel planner.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.