11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Maryville
— 2 nights
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Ocoee
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg tour itinerary planner.

Albany to Gatlinburg is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albany in September: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 83°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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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 (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then identify plant and animal life at ABR's Visitor & Education Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, and finally admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls, cruise along Cherohala Skyway, and then make a trip to Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Maryville trip itinerary maker.

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) to allow time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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

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Ocoee

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ocoee travel planner.

Getting from Maryville to Ocoee by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

2
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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then explore the world behind art at Amqui Station and Visitors Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nashville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Ocoee to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. On the next day, look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc., test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Memphis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

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

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