11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Fly:  6​h
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Maryville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Wichita

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 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc.. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then don't miss a visit to Graceland, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary planner.

Wichita to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wichita in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
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, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip website .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls, then admire all the interesting features of Rich Mountain Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Abrams Falls Trail, explore the activities along Townsend Wye, then stop by Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop, and finally explore and take pictures at Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maryville road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Maryville takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Maryville are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bald River Falls, Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©

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.
Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, and make a splash at Dollywood.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Maryville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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