11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Civil Rights Museum and Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art. Visit Sun Studio. and Beale Street for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Dinstuhl's Fine Candies, stroll through Memphis Zoo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Memphis Farmers Market, and make a trip to Graceland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Memphis itinerary maker.

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Shopping Museums Parks
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Opry Mills and Hatch Show Print. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Lotz House Museum in Franklin, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and get to know the fascinating history of Franklin on Foot.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nashville vacation trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Franklin
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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 the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Clingmans Dome. Shop till you drop at The Old Mill and Christmas Place. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove, Charlies Bunion, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge holiday planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
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Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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