11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Take a break from the city and head to Cades Cove and Mount LeConte. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, stroll through Fighting Creek Trail, and hike along Chimney Tops Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Charlotte to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. In August in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Knoxville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Mount LeConte will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fowler's Clay Works and Titanic Museum Attraction. Change things up with these side-trips from Knoxville: Gatlinburg (Sugarlands Distilling Company & Paul Murray Gallery) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail). The adventure continues: stop by McKay Used Books & CDs.

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You can take a bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Knoxville in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the history at Lotz House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Glassblowing Studio, then view the masterpieces at Gallery 202, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On your second day here, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

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Traveling by car from Knoxville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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Memphis

Memphis ©

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally admire the striking features of St. Peter Catholic Church.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Memphis sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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