15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Charlotte
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Franklin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Shiloh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Charlotte

3
days
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Laurel Falls. Appreciate the collections at Alewine Pottery and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. And it doesn't end there: stop by Christmas Place, take in the exciting artwork at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery, and do a tasting at Mountain Valley Vineyards.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg itinerary maker .

Charlotte to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville
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Tanger Outlet Sevierville
Tanger Outlet Sevierville
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls

3
days
Chattanooga

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Tennessee Riverpark. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hunter Museum of American Art and Creative Discovery Museum. There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, make a trip to Moonpie General Store, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bluff View Art District, and partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Games | Escape Rooms.

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Drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Franklin.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Signal Point, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
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Creative Discovery Museum ©
Creative Discovery Museum
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

4
days
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Downtown Franklin and Stones River National Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carnton and Bugs at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art. Go for a jaunt from Franklin to Nashville to see Opry Mills about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Carter House, stop by Hatch Show Print, get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, and steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum.

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Getting from Chattanooga to Franklin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Chattanooga to Franklin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Franklin, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Nashville, Stones River National Battlefield
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Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House
Carter House
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

1
day
Shiloh

Shiloh ©
The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Buford Pusser Home & Museum, examine the collection at Tennessee River Museum, then stroll through Shiloh National Military Park, and finally stop by Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop.

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You can drive from Franklin to Shiloh in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Shiloh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tennessee River Museum, Buford Pusser Home & Museum
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Buford Pusser Home & Museum ©
Buford Pusser Home & Museum
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Tennessee River Museum ©
Tennessee River Museum

3
days
Memphis

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.
Do your shopping at Memphis Farmers Market and Saint Blues Guitar Workshop. Let the collections at Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Pink Palace Family of Museums capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Orpheum Theatre, get engrossed in the history at Mud Island River Park, look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candies, and examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

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Traveling by car from Shiloh to Memphis takes 2 hours. In January in Memphis, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Shopping Parks
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Mud Island River Park ©
Mud Island River Park
Pink Palace Family of Museums ©
Pink Palace Family of Museums

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