10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Maryville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Washington DC

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.
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. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Graceland, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis vacation maker app .

Washington DC to Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville online trip planner .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Nashville sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): Head underground at Ruby Falls, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip planning app .

Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. January in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

1
night
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. On the 4th (Sat), do a tasting at Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards, then appreciate the views at Cades Cove, then explore and take pictures at Rich Mountain Road, and finally explore and take pictures at Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maryville trip itinerary app .

Drive from Chattanooga to Maryville in 2 hours. In January in Maryville, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards ©
Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
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, fun & games, wineries, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Maryville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In January in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©

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