12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ocoee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, learn the secrets of beer at Tastin' 'Round Town, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cooper-Young Historic District.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Memphis due to the time zone difference. July in Memphis sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

3
nights
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with Franklin on Foot, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at 8th Avenue Antique Mall, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nashville vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

2
nights
Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): let the river carry you with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On your second day here, trot along with Blanche Manor Horseback Riding and then let the river carry you with Adventures Unlimited.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ocoee trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Ocoee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Cocke County Moonshine Distillery (in Newport) and Hartford (Zipline, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ocoee to Pigeon Forge takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · 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.