10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

2
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.
Pigeon Forge is known for nightlife, theme parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from New York City in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Pigeon Forge, with highs around 52°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Mount LeConte
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

2
nights
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 26th (Wed): snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lookout Mountain.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Chattanooga National Cemetery ©
Chattanooga National Cemetery
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nashville visit planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 53°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon), make a trip to Graceland, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Lansky. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Memphis visit website.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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