14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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14 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Pasco
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Pasco

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 29th (Mon), make a trip to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, look for gifts at Memphis Music, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Memphis day trip website .

Pasco to Memphis is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Pasco to Memphis. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Pasco in April, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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.
Visiting Cades Cove and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and stroll through Jump Off Trail.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg tour itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Memphis to Gatlinburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
River Rafting & Tubing
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ruby Falls and Greenway Farm-North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy. Venture out of the city with trips to Ocoee HorseRide (in Charleston) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chattanooga trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Ocoee HorseRide
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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.
When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Carter House in Franklin, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Beer Tastings & Tours

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