11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Tampa

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 off the beaten path and head to Grotto Falls Trail and Forbidden Caverns. Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Zipline. When in Pigeon Forge, make a side trip to see Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, tour the pleasant surroundings at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip maker site .

Tampa to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pigeon Forge when traveling from Tampa in July, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Chattanooga Riverwalk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Chattanooga route planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga in 3 hours. July in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Ocoee
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Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

2
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.
On the 26th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then walk around Centennial Park, and finally snap pictures at Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nashville online itinerary planner .

Getting from Chattanooga to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Franklin
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Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, then learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and finally look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, admire the landmark architecture of The Orpheum Theatre, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Shopping
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Room Escape Games

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