14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nashville day trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Nashville, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Nashville when traveling from Sydney in October, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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 31st (Wed): get great views at Lookout Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Ruby Falls, and then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chattanooga online tour planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

5
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Go for a jaunt from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Pigeon Forge to see Dollywood about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, appreciate the views at Cades Cove, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Chattanooga to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Dollywood
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then look for gifts at Center for Southern Folklore, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then make a trip to Graceland.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip builder website .

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Memphis in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in November, Memphis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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