10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Maryville
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Graceland, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Memphis online trip maker.

Washington DC to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, explore the world behind art at Amqui Station and Visitors Center, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nashville online trip maker.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga day trip site.

Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga. In January in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Escape Mission Chattanooga ©
Escape Mission Chattanooga
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. On the 4th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, then explore and take pictures at Rich Mountain Road, and finally cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Maryville holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Maryville takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking
Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards ©
Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

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: get in on the family fun at Dollywood, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg journey planner.

Getting from Maryville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ole Smoky ©
Ole Smoky

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