10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip planner

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
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Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Tunica to see Horseshoe Tunica about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and examine the collection at Graceland.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Memphis online journey planner.

Houston to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in March, with highs in Memphis at 63°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 nights

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and pause for some serene contemplation at Downtown Presbyterian Church.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, and then get your game on at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read 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. In March, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Fun & Games

Knoxville

— 3 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Pigeon Forge (Titanic Museum Attraction & Dollywood), Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Sugarlands Distilling Company, &more) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Alum Cave Trail & Mount LeConte). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Market Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Knoxville itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Chattanooga to Knoxville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.