11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, trek along Alum Cave Trail, and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg online route planner.

New York City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from New York City in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 52°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 27th (Thu), meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, get your game on at Escape Mission Chattanooga, then take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Mountain, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chattanooga online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. In February in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chickamauga Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to McLemore House in Franklin, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), see a show at Grand Ole Opry, explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Nashville holiday planner.

Getting from Chattanooga to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
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 3rd (Tue): explore the galleries of Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally make a trip to Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art and then contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary site.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Memphis are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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