11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  14​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Memphis
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns, make a trip to Market Square, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse, do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and finally examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg journey maker website .

London, UK to Gatlinburg is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Gatlinburg. Traveling from London in March, you will find days in Gatlinburg are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Smoky Mountain Knife Works, Market Square
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Zipline
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse ©
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse
Sugarland Cellars ©
Sugarland Cellars

2
nights
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 10th (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, then enjoy breathtaking views from Ruby Falls, and then admire all the interesting features of Lookout Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga, and finally take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga online itinerary maker .

Drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. March in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

1
night
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, then explore the galleries of Carnton, and finally look for gifts at Nolensville Feed Mill.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Franklin trip maker .

Drive from Chattanooga to Franklin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nolensville Feed Mill
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carnton ©
Carnton

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Memphis Zoo. Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Fort Pillow State Park in Henning--about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, make a trip to Crystal Shrine Grotto, admire all the interesting features of AutoZone Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Franklin to Memphis in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fort Pillow State Park
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
FedExForum ©
FedExForum
AutoZone Park ©
AutoZone Park

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