8 days in Nashville, Washington DC & Maryland Itinerary

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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Nashville — 2 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lotz House Museum and St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church. Let the collections at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Copper Fox Gallery capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

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Houston to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in July, with highs in Nashville at 90°F and lows at 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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Washington DC — 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at White House, examine the collection at International Spy Museum, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

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You can fly from Nashville to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Washington DC. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Frederick.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Frederick — 2 nights

Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, contemplate the long history of Little Round Top, and then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and then explore the galleries of Shriver House Museum.

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You can drive from Washington DC to Frederick in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Frederick, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Maryland travel guide

Casinos · Specialty Museums · Aquariums
The Old Line State
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of religious and political freedom in the United States, Maryland retains the spirit of colonial America, with stately 18th-century villages and historical landmarks. Although it's one of the nation's smallest states, there is no shortage of things to do here and you may find your itinerary fills up quickly. Make time in your vacation to tour Maryland's diverse landscape, which includes mountain peaks, picturesque Atlantic coastline, and the bustling city of Baltimore. Military buffs will enjoy touring the state's four Civil War Trails, where you can follow the footsteps of U.S. soldiers, or visiting the port city of Annapolis, home to the United States Naval Academy.