15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Fly
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
2
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Ocoee
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Bus
5
Knoxville
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Graceland, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip planning app.

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Memphis due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Memphis, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Highlights from your trip
Graceland
Must see
Graceland
4.4
Sun Studio ©
Historic Site
Sun Studio
4.8

4
nights
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: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nashville when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Grand Ole Opry ©
Theater
Grand Ole Opry
4.6
Downtown Nashville ©
Neighborhood
Downtown Nashville
4.2

2
nights
Ocoee

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee River and then contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Ocoee day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Ocoee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Ocoee is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Ocoee can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Ocoee

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Ocoee River ©
Water Body
Ocoee River
4.9

4
nights

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 in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, trek along Alum Cave Trail, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the 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. In September in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Knoxville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Mount LeConte ©
Must see
Mount LeConte
4.9
Cades Cove ©
Wildlife Area
Cades Cove
4.4

3
nights
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: Zipline (in Sevierville), Pigeon Forge (Mill Bridge Winery, Titanic Museum Attraction, &more) and Gatlinburg (Pop Culture Gourmet Popcorn, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, &more).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Knoxville trip builder site.

You can take a bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Knoxville in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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