11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maryville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Albany

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg online trip itinerary builder .

Albany to Gatlinburg is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Albany in September, expect Gatlinburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Maryville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. On the 27th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then identify plant and animal life at ABR's Visitor & Education Center, then admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls, then cruise along Cherohala Skyway, and then contemplate the long history of Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maryville travel planning app .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Maryville in 1.5 hours. September in Maryville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Maryville

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ABR's Visitor & Education Center, Cherohala Skyway, Bald River Falls
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Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©

1
night
Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ocoee travel website .

You can drive from Maryville to Ocoee in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ocoee can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Nashville

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 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then admire the masterpieces at Amqui Station and Visitors Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nashville online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Ocoee to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
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 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Graceland, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally make a trip to Beale Street. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Memphis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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