11 days in Gatlinburg & Memphis Itinerary

11 days in Gatlinburg & Memphis Itinerary

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11 days in Gatlinburg & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Gatlinburg
1
Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
End: Gatlinburg

7
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dollywood and Roaring Fork. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Biltmore Estate in Asheville, approximately 1h 35 min away. Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg holiday planner .

In December in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Biltmore Estate
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

3
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 9th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Graceland and then try your luck at Horseshoe Casino.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Memphis online holiday planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 38°F. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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