13 days in West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee & East Tennessee Itinerary

13 days in West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee & East Tennessee Itinerary

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13 days in West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee & East Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Chadron
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sewanee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Tellico Plains
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Chadron

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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Graceland, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Memphis online trip builder .

Chadron to Memphis is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chadron to Memphis is 1 hour. Traveling from Chadron in April, expect nights in Memphis to be much hotter, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Pinson Mounds State Park, then see the interesting displays at Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC, and finally learn about winemaking at Century Farm Winery.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson sightseeing planner .

Getting from Memphis to Jackson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Memphis in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Jackson. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Jackson

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pinson Mounds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pinson Mounds State Park ©
Pinson Mounds State Park
Century Farm Winery ©
Century Farm Winery
Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum ©
Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum

2
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Fort Park, pause for some photo ops at Hazen Brigade Monument, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Bradley Academy Museum, then explore and take pictures at The Blueberry Patch, then witness the site of a historic battle at Stones River National Battlefield, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Stones River National Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Murfreesboro journey planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Murfreesboro takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sewanee.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Room Escape Games
Stones River National Cemetery ©
Stones River National Cemetery

1
night
Sewanee

Sewanee ©
Sewanee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Franklin County, Tennessee, United States. On the 10th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Harvey's Garden, trek along Mountain Goat Trail, and then admire all the interesting features of University of the South.

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Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Sewanee takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Murfreesboro to Sewanee, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Sewanee

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Harvey's Garden
Highlights from your plan
Harvey's Garden ©
Harvey's Garden
University of the South ©
University of the South
Mountain Goat Trail ©
Mountain Goat Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Coolidge Park Antique Carousel, then take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Ruby Falls.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga holiday planner.

Drive from Sewanee to Chattanooga in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

1
night
Tellico Plains

Tellico Plains ©
Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Charles Hall Museum, cruise along Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tellico Plains online trip builder .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Tellico Plains in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tellico Plains, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Charles Hall Museum ©
Charles Hall Museum
Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center ©
Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center

2
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Knoxville, then identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, and then contemplate the long history of Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse. On the next day, don't miss a visit to East Tennessee Veterans Memorial, don't miss a visit to Market Square, then take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, and finally admire the landmark architecture of First Baptist Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Knoxville online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tellico Plains to Knoxville in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse
Highlights from your plan
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Market Square ©
Market Square
East Tennessee Veterans Memorial ©
East Tennessee Veterans Memorial

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