10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
Fly to Madrid, Train to Valencia

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, stroll through Grotto Falls Parking, and take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Valencia, Spain to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Valencia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Knoxville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Pigeon Forge (Dollywood & Titanic Museum Attraction), Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy (in Sevierville). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Knoxville trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Knoxville in 2 hours. July in Knoxville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Knoxville to Memphis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Memphis sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nashville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.