20 days in Tennessee Itinerary

20 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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20 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Kampala
Fly:  30​h
Pigeon Forge
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Nashville
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
Kampala

6
days
Pigeon Forge

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.
Kids will enjoy Titanic Museum and Roaring Fork. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Mount LeConte, Cades Cove, & more). Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Dollywood, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and look for gifts at The Jewelry Spot.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge vacation builder.

Kampala, Uganda to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Kampala to Pigeon Forge, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kampala in December: high temperatures in Pigeon Forge hover around 11°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Dollywood
Mount LeConte

3
days
Chattanooga

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chattanooga: Ocoee (Adventures Unlimited & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, make a trip to Moonpie General Store, Head underground at Ruby Falls, and get great views at Lookout Mountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Ocoee
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited

5
days
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Lotz House Museum. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, appreciate the extensive heritage of Franklin on Foot, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nashville custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

3
days
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Civil Rights Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Graceland, admire the landmark architecture of The Peabody Memphis, get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and look for gifts at Saint Blues Guitar Workshop.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Memphis travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Memphis, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis Zoo

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