15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tellico Plains
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Nashville at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Chattanooga

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.
On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to Moon Pie General Store, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Moon Pie General Store ©
Moon Pie General Store

few
hours
Tellico Plains

Tellico Plains ©
Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. On the 19th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tellico Plains online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Tellico Plains takes 1.5 hours. In September in Tellico Plains, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls

7
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 Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online travel route planner .

You can drive from Tellico Plains to Gatlinburg in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Graceland. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Memphis. Traveling from Gatlinburg in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Memphis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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