14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Albuquerque

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Graceland, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planning app .

Albuquerque to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Albuquerque in May since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Room Escape Games
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, pause for some serene contemplation at The Upper Room Chapel & Christian Museum, and contemplate the long history of Downtown Presbyterian Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nashville, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Tennessee Aquarium and Raccoon Mountain Caverns will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: Ocoee (Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., River Rafting & Tubing, & more). There's lots more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga, take in panoramic vistas at Ruby Falls, make a trip to Coolidge Park Antique Carousel, and stop by The Spice & Tea Exchange of Chattanooga.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip site .

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga. In May in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ocoee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Dollywood. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately 34 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, get in on the family fun at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, and stroll through Chimney Tops Trail.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg day trip planner .

Getting from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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