11 days in Tennessee & Greensboro & Winston-Salem Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee & Greensboro & Winston-Salem Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Mount Airy
— 1 night
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Knoxville
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Pigeon Forge to Hartford to see River Rafting & Tubing about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip maker tool.

Dallas to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Dallas to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in September; daily highs in Pigeon Forge reach 83°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Mount Airy.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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Mount Airy

Mount Airy ©
Mount Airy is a city in Surry County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mayberry Replica Courthouse, then make a trip to Floyd's City Barbershop, then take an in-depth tour of Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pilot Mountain State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mount Airy trip planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Mount Airy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In October in Mount Airy, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Mount Airy

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Pilot Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pilot Mountain State Park ©
Pilot Mountain State Park
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History ©
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
Floyd's City Barbershop ©
Floyd's City Barbershop

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Gentle Barn, stroll around High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area, then take in the pleasant sights at Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley), and finally don't miss a visit to Market Square.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Knoxville trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mount Airy to Knoxville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wildlife
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Market Square ©
Market Square
Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley) ©
Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley)

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Nashville

Nashville ©
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: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Knoxville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Graceland, then see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, then look for gifts at Lansky, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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