10 days in Nashville, Memphis & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

10 days in Nashville, Memphis & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

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 1st (Sun): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary website.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nightlife

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Memphis

Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the galleries of Graceland, then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November in Memphis, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Biltmore (in Asheville) and Titanic Museum Attraction (in Pigeon Forge). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take a memorable drive along Little River Road, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, and identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in November, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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