8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dallas
— 1 day
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
3
Knoxville
— 3 nights
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
5
Asheville
— 1 night

1
day
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 8th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Deep Ellum Brewing Company, thensee the interesting displays at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum : The Samurai Collection, and finally stop by Wild Bill's Western Store.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas trip builder site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Dallas. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Deep Ellum Brewing Company ©
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Children's Aquarium at Fair Park ©
Children's Aquarium at Fair 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 9th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, thenexplore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, thenlook for gifts at Memphis Music, and finally make a trip to Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum of Memphis, thencontemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Memphis planner.

Fly from Dallas to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in August; daily highs in Memphis reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
The Children's Museum of Memphis ©
The Children's Museum of Memphis

3
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore hidden gems such as University of Tennessee and East Tennessee Veterans Memorial. Go for a jaunt from Knoxville to Dandridge to see Douglas Lake about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, immerse yourself in nature at House Mountain State Park, contemplate the long history of Historic Southern Railway Station, and experience rural life at The Fruit and Berry Patch.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Knoxville vacation builder website.

Getting from Memphis to Knoxville by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Knoxville. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Memphis in August since evenings lows in Knoxville dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Douglas Lake
Highlights from your plan
Douglas Lake ©
Douglas Lake
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society
University of Tennessee ©
University of Tennessee

1
night
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): walk around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, thenhead outdoors with The Sinks, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tom Branch Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area ©
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
The Sinks ©
The Sinks
Tom Branch Falls ©
Tom Branch Falls

1
night
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
On the 15th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, and then head outdoors with Brookside Guides.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Asheville route builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August, expect nights in Asheville to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary ©
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary
Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Brookside Guides ©
Brookside Guides

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