12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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1
Memphis
— 2 nights
2
Shiloh
— Few hours
3
Franklin
— 4 nights
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary builder app.

Newark to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©

few
hours
Shiloh

Shiloh ©
On the 2nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiloh National Military Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Shiloh sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Memphis to Shiloh in 2 hours. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Shiloh, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Shiloh

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park

4
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cheekwood and Frist Art Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Carnton and Carter House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Franklin: Nashville (Lane Motor Museum, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Franklin trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Shiloh to Franklin in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Franklin are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nashville
Highlights from your plan
Cheekwood ©
Cheekwood
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton

5
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Grotto Falls Parking. Explore hidden gems such as Roaring Fork and Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Pigeon Forge (Christmas Place & Three Bears General Store), Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Sevierville (Forbidden Caverns & Tanger Outlets Sevierville). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, take some stellar pictures from Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Franklin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Franklin to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. September in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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