14 days in Gatlinburg, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

14 days in Gatlinburg, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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14 days in Gatlinburg, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Taxi:  19​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

6
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Biltmore and Mill Bridge Winery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fowler's Clay Works and Love Life Live Life. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Cathedral Of All Souls (in Asheville). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg day trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Gatlinburg is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Gatlinburg, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in May since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Asheville, Mill Bridge Winery, River Rafting & Tubing
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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 inner history buff will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and RCA Studio B. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nashville tour planner .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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.
Graceland and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sun Studio and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The adventure continues: make a trip to Beale Street, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Memphis online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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