11 days in Memphis, Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

11 days in Memphis, Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
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Memphis — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Statue of Elvis. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, have fun and explore at The Children's Museum of Memphis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and see the interesting displays at Metal Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Memphis journey planning website.

Harrisburg to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Harrisburg to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In October, Memphis is a bit warmer than Harrisburg - with highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Nashville — 4 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore hidden gems such as The District and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Isha USA (in McMinnville) and Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro). There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at Patsy Cline Museum, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nashville tour planner.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas
Side Trips

Gatlinburg — 3 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Christmas Place, then find something for the whole family at Big Top Arcade, and then find something for the whole family at Fun Stop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take an in-depth tour of Bush's Visitor Center, and then get in on the family fun at Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg planning tool.

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. October in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for home.
Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips