14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee Trip Planner

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Knoxville
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Tellico Plains
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Market Square, then get curious at American Museum of Science and Energy, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Appalachia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, then walk around World's Fair Park, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunsphere Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Knoxville trip itinerary planning website.

Independence to Knoxville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Knoxville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. You'll set off for Pigeon Forge on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Walker Sisters' Cabin and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, get in on the family fun at Dollywood, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Pigeon Forge takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tellico Plains

— 2 nights
Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): relax and float downstream with Adventures Unlimited and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Chief Vann House Historic Site, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at JD'S Gem Mining & Antiques, and then make a trip to Fields of the Wood.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tellico Plains day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Tellico Plains takes 2 hours. In July in Tellico Plains, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Adventure · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Carnton. You'll explore and learn at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and RCA Studio B. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

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Traveling by car from Tellico Plains to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, make a trip to Beale Street, then look for gifts at Saint Blues Guitar Workshop, and finally make a trip to Graceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, then sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Memphis tour planning app.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.