15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maryville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Orlando

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, and take a memorable drive along Little River Road.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip website .

Orlando to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 74°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maryville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

2
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, pause for some photo ops at First Baptist Church, and then admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove, explore and take pictures at Rich Mountain Road, and then admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail.

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Getting from Gatlinburg to Maryville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Maryville

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ocoee (Adventures Unlimited, Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., & more). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at Escape Mission Chattanooga, explore and take pictures at Coolidge Park, stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip planner .

Drive from Maryville to Chattanooga in 2 hours. October in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

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

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, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Chattanooga to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Graceland, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll the grounds of Memphis National Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

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

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Memphis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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