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The History and Culture Tour via I-40 (Los Angeles to Washington DC) (Part II)

Estimated Travel Period: 20 Days, about 40 hours
Estimated Travel Distance: 2,692 miles

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The weather is at its best in late Summer (mid-July to August), Autumn (September to November) and late Spring (mid-April to May). Just remember that the heat can be overwhelming so bring plenty of water, sunglasses, sunblock and your best bikini. We'll help you prepare with A Guide To Packing For Your US Self-Drive Holiday.

Discover the historical and cultural wonders of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia and Maryland as you travel from the West to the East Coast.
MyDriveHoliday makes your self-drive getaway planning all too easy. We have already listed down all the key attractions to see, activities to try and great campgrounds to stay in at every stop. Still looking for a motorhome for the trip? Los Angeles RV Hire can give you awesome vehicles from only the top American brands.
Want to go from the East Coast to the West Coast? You can still use the itinerary by following it in reverse. You can get the best possible deal on your motorhome rental at RV Hire Washington DC.

Day 8 Elk City

Estimated Travel Period: 4 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:1.9 miles

Drop by the Old Town Museum Complex, where you can walk around Cowtown watering hole and see a memorial to the pioneers of Western Oklahoma. 

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Day 9 Elk City to Van Buren

Estimated Travel Period: about 4 hours 25 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:293 miles

Explore the historic main street of Van Buren filled charming cafes, art galleries, museums and the historic Van Buren's Public Square. 

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Day 10 Van Buren

Estimated Travel Period: 7 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:2 miles

Head to the nearby Fort Smith City, visit Fort Smith National Historic Site where you can follow a walking trail along Arkansas River and find exhibits on the Trail of Tears.

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Day 11 Van Buren to Little Rock

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 25 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:159 miles

Riverfront Park happens to have the “little rock” that is the city's name sake, and you can also have home-style Southern cooking at the River Market District.

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Day 12 Little Rock

Estimated Travel Period: 7 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:1.8 miles

The Governor's Mansion provides an insightful look into Arkansas' history.

Day 13 Little Rock to Memphis

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 5 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:137 miles

Whether you're a fan of Elvis Presley or not, you'll be amazed by Graceland, the mansion that was his home.

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Day 14 Memphis

Estimated Travel Period: 3 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:1 miles

Go down to Beale Street for a lesson in the history of blues music, a taste of the World Famous Dyer's Burgers and a quick drink at the original Coyote Ugly. 

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