10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Saint Louis
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Saint Louis

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.
On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and then stop by Lansky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Graceland, admire the masterpieces at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Memphis online holiday builder.

Saint Louis to Memphis is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery ©
Withers Collection Museum & Gallery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nashville tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 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. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ocoee
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Pigeon Forge to Hartford to see River Rafting & Tubing about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge takes 3 hours. In May in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Theme Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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