14 days in Knoxville, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

14 days in Knoxville, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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14 days in Knoxville, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Pottstown
Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Knoxville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Memphis
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
End: Pottstown

3
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 4th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Baptist Church, take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, then go for a walk through Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley), and finally make a trip to Market Square. Keep things going the next day: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and finally do a tasting at Blue Slip Winery.

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Pottstown to Knoxville is an approximately 8- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pottstown in May: high temperatures in Knoxville hover around 79°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Zipline, Titanic Museum Attraction, Chimneys Picnic Area
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Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Zipline

2
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Knoxville to Nashville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Nashville. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Park Along the River and Mississippi Arboretum (in New Albany), Thacker Mountain Rail Trail (in Oxford) and Tupelo Automobile Museum (in Tupelo). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Memphis vacation 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 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Thacker Mountain Rail Trail, Park Along the River and Mississippi Arboretum, Tupelo Automobile Museum
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Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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