11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  23​h
End: Sydney

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 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis visit app .

Sydney, Australia to Memphis is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Memphis, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get much hotter in Memphis: highs are around 38°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue Baptist Church, S.Y. Wilson and Company
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
S.Y. Wilson and Company ©
S.Y. Wilson and Company

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Franklin (Gallery 202, The Copper Fox Gallery, & more) and Country View Market (in Charlotte). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Goodlettsville Antique Mall, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nashville holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Goodlettsville Antique Mall, Country View Market
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 13th (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, get a taste of the local shopping with Hart Gallery Tennessee, look for gifts at Olive Chattanooga, then view the masterpieces at In-Town Gallery, then explore the world behind art at River Gallery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga route builder site .

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
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In-Town Gallery ©
In-Town Gallery
Hart Gallery Tennessee ©
Hart Gallery Tennessee

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stop by The Old Mill Candy Kitchen, then view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, then learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg road trip tool .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Shopping Adventure Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
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Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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