14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Drive:  53​h
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mississippi River State Park and Fort Pillow State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Elmwood Cemetery and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, and steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis tour itinerary maker tool .

Fort Lauderdale to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, Memphis is little chillier than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Pillow State Park, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Mississippi River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing

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.
Get outdoors at Radnor Lake State Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Visit McGavock Confederate Cemetery and Stones River National Battlefield for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Bledsoe Creek State Park (in Gallatin), Stones River National Cemetery (in Murfreesboro) and Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum and examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

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You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, Franklin, Bledsoe Creek State Park, Arrington Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

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 20th (Sun): trek along Tennessee Riverpark, then take a stroll through Bluff View Art District, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. On the next day, take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, then stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Chattanooga holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Riverpark ©
Tennessee Riverpark
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get in touch with nature at Grotto Falls Trail and Roaring Fork. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Take a break from Pigeon Forge with a short trip to Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Wax Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Old Forge Distillery.

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Getting from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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