14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  26​h
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Franklin
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
4
Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Maryville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  14​h
End: Dallas

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mud Island as well as Graceland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Graceland, walk around Mud Island, and then don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner .

Dallas to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Memphis when traveling from Dallas in November, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Mud Island ©
Mud Island

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 3rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nashville sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

1
day
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Carter House, and finally identify plant and animal life at Timberland Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Franklin tour planner .

Franklin is very close to Nashville. In November in Franklin, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

2
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. On the 6th (Wed), take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Oaklands Mansion, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Stones River National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cannonsburgh Village, explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Center, then get a new perspective on nature at Earth Experience - Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at George Dickel Distillery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Murfreesboro road trip planning site .

You can drive from Franklin to Murfreesboro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Murfreesboro can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

George Dickel Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Oaklands Mansion ©
Oaklands Mansion
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield
Stones River National Cemetery ©
Stones River National Cemetery

2
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the views at Cades Cove, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, and then contemplate the long history of Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway, then do a tasting at Cades Cove Cellars, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Appalachia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Maryville trip planner .

Drive from Murfreesboro to Maryville in 3 hours. Traveling from Murfreesboro to Maryville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Ijams Nature Center, Cades Cove Cellars, Cherohala Skyway, Cades Cove, Museum of Appalachia
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Museum of Appalachia ©
Museum of Appalachia
Cherohala Skyway ©
Cherohala Skyway

5
nights
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 Dollywood to your itinerary. Visiting Mount LeConte and Roaring Fork will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fowler's Clay Works and Paul Murray Gallery. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get interesting insight from Tours, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Maryville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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