14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  11​h
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Hartford
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Memphis travel route planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Memphis is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Edmonton in September: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

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.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then snap pictures at Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, and finally examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then see the interesting displays at The George Jones, then stop by Savannah's Candy Kitchen, and finally explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Nashville when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Moon Pie General Store, then examine the collection at Creative Discovery Museum, then examine the collection at Songbirds, and finally examine the collection at Coker Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Hunter Museum of American Art, see the interesting displays at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, then see the interesting displays at International Towing and Recovery Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields.

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Getting from Nashville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. In September in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Hunter Museum of American Art ©
Hunter Museum of American Art
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum ©
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You've now added Alum Cave Trail to your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Smoky Mountain Knife Works and Tanger Outlets Sevierville. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and Sugarland Cellars. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). There's still lots to do: trek along Grotto Falls Trail, sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, walk around Freenotes Harmony Park, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg route planning app .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. In September in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

3
nights
Hartford

Hartford ©
Raft Outdoor Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Bootleggers Distillery. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Mouse Creek Falls, then admire the sheer force of Midnight Hole Falls, and then let the river carry you with Raft Outdoor Adventures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hartford trip planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Hartford in an hour. In September in Hartford, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mouse Creek Falls ©
Mouse Creek Falls
Raft Outdoor Adventures ©
Raft Outdoor Adventures
Hen Wallow Water Falls ©
Hen Wallow Water Falls

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