15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Start: Kingston
Fly:  9 h
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Maryville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Kingston

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 28th (Sun), make a trip to Graceland, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, thenget to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, thensteep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip planner.

Kingston, Canada to Memphis is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kingston to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingston in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Memphis: highs are around 37°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Memphis

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

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.
Explore Chattanooga's surroundings by going to Ocoee (Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., River Rafting & Tubing, &more). The adventure continues: partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chattanooga trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Memphis to Chattanooga by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Chattanooga is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Ocoee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy (in Sevierville) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To plan Gatlinburg vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Maryville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

2
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, cruise along Rich Mountain Road, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, and finally admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, contemplate the waterfront views at Townsend Wye, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Maryville attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Maryville takes 1.5 hours. In July in Maryville, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Bald River Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maryville to Nashville takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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