10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis — 1 night

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 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Graceland and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Memphis journey planner.

Fresno to Memphis is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fresno to Memphis is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fresno in June: highs in Memphis hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Nashville — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally stop by Landmark Booksellers.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary app.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Chattanooga.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping
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Chattanooga — 2 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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 4th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and then take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chattanooga trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.
Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours
Side Trip

Pigeon Forge — 5 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dollywood and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, and admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
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Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.