10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to St. Petersburg

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Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Memphis day trip planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Memphis is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from St. Petersburg in April, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and then get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nashville route tool.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get great views at Lookout Mountain, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ruby Falls, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga attractions planning site.

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

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 & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg visit planning app.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.