15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Milan


4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lotz House Museum in Franklin (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, admire the striking features of Fontanel Mansion, and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Nashville is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to Nashville. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Ruby Falls and then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cleveland vacation planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Cleveland. July in Cleveland sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocoee, Chattanooga
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

6
nights
Pigeon Forge

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Mount LeConte & Chimneys Picnic Area). Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Dollywood, trek along Grotto Falls Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Cleveland to Pigeon Forge in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing, Zipline
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pyramid Vodka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., and then don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis sightseeing planner .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Memphis by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Memphis. In August, daytime highs in Memphis are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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