15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
2
Knoxville
— 3 nights
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
5
Memphis
— 2 nights

4
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder app.

New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Knoxville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

3
nights
Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knoxville: Hartford (Bootleggers Distillery, River Rafting & Tubing, &more), Pigeon Forge (Dollywood & Titanic Museum Attraction) and Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Ole Smoky, &more).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Knoxville trip itinerary app.

Traveling by bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Knoxville takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Hartford, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Ruby Falls and then explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chattanooga road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Chattanooga sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ocoee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
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.
Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Soar Adventure Tower in Franklin, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and take a memorable tour with Nashville FlyBoard.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Nashville trip builder.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, make a trip to Beale Street, thencontemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Graceland.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis online trip builder.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Memphis are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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