13 days in Tennessee Itinerary

13 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Oakland
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Oakland

3
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.
When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately Tunica away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Graceland, take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and browse the exhibits of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Memphis attractions planner.

Oakland to Memphis is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oakland to Memphis, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jack Daniel's Distillery, Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Ryman Auditorium. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trips

Jack Daniel's Distillery, 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
Ryman Auditorium ©
Ryman Auditorium

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.
Ruby Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get great views at Lookout Mountain, thenHead underground at Ruby Falls, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at Escape Mission Chattanooga, appreciate the history behind Law Enforcement Memorial, thenstroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, and finally take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Escape Mission Chattanooga ©
Escape Mission Chattanooga

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Titanic Museum Attraction as well as Dollywood. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Mount LeConte
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Zipline

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