15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ocoee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Memphis

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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Graceland, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

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New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or 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 July, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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Nashville

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knoxville: Cocke County Moonshine Distillery (in Newport), Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline) and Pigeon Forge (Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, Dollywood, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and look for gifts at Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Knoxville online itinerary builder.

Drive from Nashville to Knoxville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): relax and float downstream with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee River and then let the river carry you with Adventures Unlimited.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ocoee day trip site.

Getting from Knoxville to Ocoee by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ocoee are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ocoee to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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.