12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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12 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Graceland, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and finally explore the galleries of Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Memphis vacation maker tool .

London, UK to Memphis is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Memphis is minus 6 hours. In October, Memphis is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

4
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.
Visit Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Gallery 202. Venture out of the city with trips to Goodlettsville Antique Mall (in Goodlettsville), Bowie Nature Park (in Fairview) and Franklin (Franklin Farmers Market, The Copper Fox Gallery, & more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, and examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowie Nature Park, Goodlettsville Antique Mall
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
The Old Mill and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fowler's Clay Works and Paul Murray Gallery. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Sevierville, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tanger Outlets Sevierville
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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