11 days in Memphis & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

11 days in Memphis & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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11 days in Memphis & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

Start: Memphis
1
Memphis
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Memphis

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Tunica (Horseshoe Tunica & Blues and Legends Hall of Fame), Park Along the River and Mississippi Arboretum (in New Albany) and Oxford (Lyceum-The Circle Historic District & Thacker Mountain Rail Trail). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Graceland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner .

In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxford, Tunica, Park Along the River and Mississippi Arboretum, Mid South Military Museum, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
Pigeon Forge is known for nightlife, theme parks, fun & games, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at Dollywood, get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Pigeon Forge takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Memphis in September since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Adventure Tours
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge

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