10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
bus:  1​h
1
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
End: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 29th (Fri), examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, then meet the residents at Zoo Knoxville, and then don't miss a visit to Market Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Knoxville trip planning tool .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Knoxville is an approximately 1-hour car ride. June in Knoxville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Smoky Mountain Knife Works
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Zoo Knoxville ©
Zoo Knoxville
Market Square ©
Market Square
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
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 30th (Sat): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online holiday builder .

Getting from Knoxville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Nashville. June in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Nightlife Museums
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Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., and then make a trip to Graceland. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Horseshoe Casino, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and then admire all the interesting features of AutoZone Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Memphis sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Great Smoky Mountains National Park side-trips: Zipline (in Sevierville), Pigeon Forge (Dollywood & Titanic Museum) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Memphis in July since evenings lows in Great Smoky Mountains National Park dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing, Zipline
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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