10 days in Tennessee & Mammoth Cave National Park Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee & Mammoth Cave National Park Itinerary

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1
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
2
Ocoee
— 1 night
3
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
5
Memphis
— 1 night

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

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.
Attractions like Dollywood and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Roaring Fork will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, and get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge route maker.

Chicago to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ocoee.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sugarlands Distilling Company, River Rafting & Tubing
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

1
night
Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Benton Falls Hike and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocoee trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Ocoee in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Ocoee

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Benton Falls Hike
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River Rafting & Tubing
Benton Falls Hike ©
Benton Falls Hike

2
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild Cave Tour. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Wild Cave Tour and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

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You can drive from Ocoee to Mammoth Cave National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ocoee to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill). On the next day, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, thensee the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, thenglide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally stop by Downtown Nashville.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planning site.

You can drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Nashville in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, thendon't miss a visit to Beale Street, thenlook for gifts at Lansky, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis online day trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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