15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg — 4 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Manchester, UK to Gatlinburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Gatlinburg. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect Gatlinburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Knoxville.
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Knoxville — 2 nights

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Look Rock Tower, then cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then don't miss a visit to Market Square.

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You can drive from Gatlinburg to Knoxville in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Knoxville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Traveling by car from Knoxville to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 3 nights

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, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

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You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Memphis.
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Memphis — 3 nights

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 17th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street and then contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio and then see the interesting displays at Graceland.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tennessee travel guide

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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.
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