11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee holiday planner
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Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


Pigeon Forge — 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Go for a jaunt from Pigeon Forge to Hartford to see Zipline about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Dollywood, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, and learn about all things military at Tennessee Museum of Aviation.

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Kalamazoo to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Pigeon Forge: highs are around 79°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Ocoee.
Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips

Ocoee — 1 night

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

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You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Ocoee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ocoee can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.
Adventure · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Nashville — 3 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kids will enjoy Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Lotz House Museum. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

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You can drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ocoee to Nashville. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Memphis.
Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors
Side Trip

Memphis — 2 nights

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 (Thu): make a trip to Beale Street and then contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio and then make a trip to Graceland.

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Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums

Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.