10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Shiloh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Franklin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tullahoma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip planner .

Dallas to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in October: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 77°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

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Shiloh

Shiloh ©
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the history at Shiloh National Military Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Shiloh National Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Buford Pusser Home and Museum.

Make your Shiloh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Shiloh takes 2 hours. Traveling from Memphis in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Shiloh, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Shiloh

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Buford Pusser Home and Museum
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Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Buford Pusser Home and Museum ©
Buford Pusser Home and Museum

2
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the galleries of Carnton, and then do a tasting at Arrington Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, browse the exhibits of Carter House, and then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Franklin day trip planning site .

You can drive from Shiloh to Franklin in 2.5 hours. October in Franklin sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tullahoma.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Arrington Vineyards
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Carnton ©
Carnton
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

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Tullahoma

Tullahoma ©
Tullahoma is a city in Coffee and Franklin counties in the south-central part of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park and then sample the fine beverages at George Dickel Distillery.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tullahoma trip builder .

Traveling by car from Franklin to Tullahoma takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Tullahoma

Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
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4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mountain Valley Winery and Tuckaleechee Caverns. The adventure continues: hike along Grotto Falls Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the exciting artwork at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cades Cove.

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Traveling by car from Tullahoma to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Traveling from Tullahoma to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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