11 days in Tennessee & Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee & Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Maggie Valley
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights

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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On your second day here, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip maker website.

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Nashville is minus 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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

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Memphis

Memphis ©

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.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, stop by Lansky, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Graceland and then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Maggie Valley.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley is a town in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then view the masterpieces at Cedar Hill Studio & Gallery, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bootleggers Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then view the masterpieces at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Maggie Valley trip itinerary app.

Fly from Memphis to Maggie Valley in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, car, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Maggie Valley. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Memphis in May, with highs in Maggie Valley at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Maggie Valley

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

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River Rafting & Tubing
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Get some cultural insight at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Tue) at Dollywood. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge online attractions planner.

You can drive from Maggie Valley to Pigeon Forge in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Maggie Valley in May since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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