7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
New York City

1
day
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 7th (Sat), make a trip to Graceland.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Memphis itinerary builder.

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In April, Memphis is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio.
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum

2
days
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip generator.

You can fly from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry

3
days
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and hike along Chimney Tops.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg holiday planner.

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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