15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Maryville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Austin

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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Graceland, browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip app .

Austin to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
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, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and admire the striking features of Bowen Plantation House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Bowen Plantation House
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: Mash & Hops (in Cleveland) and Ocoee (Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., River Rafting & Tubing, & more). Next up on the itinerary: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga trip planning tool .

Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. In July in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Ocoee, Mash & Hops
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River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga

1
night
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. On the 7th (Tue), cruise along Rich Mountain Road, then appreciate the views at Cades Cove, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maryville day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Maryville takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Maryville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

5
nights
Gatlinburg

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: Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy (in Sevierville). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Thu) at Dollywood. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg travel planning website .

Getting from Maryville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing, Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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