12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Manchester

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Law Enforcement Memorial, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, thenpartake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga itinerary planner.

Manchester to Chattanooga is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in April; daily highs in Chattanooga reach 74°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Walnut Street Bridge ©
Walnut Street Bridge

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.
Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Sevier Distilling Company in Sevierville--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get in on the family fun at Dollywood, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sevier Distilling Company, Chimneys Picnic Area, Dollywood
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

3
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Downtown Presbyterian Church, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League

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.
Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Graceland, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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