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

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 15 Memphis to Nashville

Estimated Travel Period: about 3 hours 15 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:212 miles

Learn about the history of the state at the Tennessee State Museum or visit the Parthenon in Nashville, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

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Day 16 Nashville

Estimated Travel Period: 11 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:6.4 miles

Try local cuisine like fiery hot fish or chicken at old-time favorite Prince's Hot Chicken Shack and the up-and-coming 400 Degrees Hot Chicken.

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Day 17 Nashville to Knoxville

Estimated Travel Period: about 2 hours 45 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:180 miles

Spend a day enjoying the great outdoors at Ijams Nature Center, where you can rent a bike or canoe to explore Mead's Quarry or follow the several trails through the gorgeous landscapes. 

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Day 18 Knoxville

Estimated Travel Period: 4 minutes
Estimated Travel Distance:0.5 miles

See the golden Sunsphere that once served as the 1982 World's Fair symbol and currently is an observation deck.

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Day 19 Knoxville to Salem

Estimated Travel Period: about 3 hours 40 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:251 miles

There are astounding rock formations to discover in the Dixie Caverns. You can also find out about the history of the city in Salem Museum and Historical Society or have some fun in the sun at the Lakeside Amusement Park.

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Day 20 Salem to Washington DC

Estimated Travel Period: about 3 hours 35 mins
Estimated Travel Distance:239 miles

It would be impossible to visit Washington DC without taking time to visit the Washington Monument. The African American Civil War Museum is also directly across the memorial and is a great place to learn about the men who fought for the Union in the US Civil War.

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