11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Portland

1
night
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 16th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then don't miss a visit to Graceland, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, look for gifts at Lansky, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Portland to Memphis is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Memphis is 2 hours. Traveling from Portland in September, expect Memphis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum.

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Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Nashville when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

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

1
night
Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can drive from Nashville to Ocoee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. September in Ocoee sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Ocoee

Parks Nature Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
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Adventures Unlimited

4
nights
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.
Step out of Pigeon Forge to go to Hartford and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Mon) at Dollywood. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

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Drive from Ocoee to Pigeon Forge in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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