12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maryville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ocoee
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Salt Lake City

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster as well as Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gatlinburg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Salt Lake City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Maryville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

1
night
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): cruise along Cades Cove, then take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail, then explore the activities along Townsend Wye, and finally take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Maryville trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Maryville takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail

2
nights
Ocoee

On the 6th (Sat), explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Ocoee River and then contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ocoee tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Maryville to Ocoee in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ocoee can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ocoee River
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Ocoee River
Ocoee River

3
nights
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, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip builder .

Drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ocoee to Nashville. June in Nashville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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 11th (Thu): make a trip to Graceland, then see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, then get your game on at Sun Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Memphis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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