15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Memphis
— 1 day
2
Chattanooga
— 1 night
3
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
4
Johnson City
— 2 nights
5
Jamestown
— 2 nights
6
Nashville
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 30th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary app.

Brisbane, Australia to Memphis is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Memphis is minus 16 hours. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the history at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited, then see the interesting displays at Creative Discovery Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Memphis to Chattanooga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ocoee, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tuckaleechee Caverns and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Laurel Falls and Roaring Fork. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). The adventure continues: hike along Grotto Falls Parking, take a memorable tour with Tours, get in on the family fun at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip builder website.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. June in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johnson City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tuckaleechee Caverns, River Rafting & Tubing, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking

2
nights
Johnson City

Johnson City ©
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): head outdoors with Elk River Falls, walk around Grandfather Mountain State Park, and then learn about winemaking at Linville Falls Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Nolichucky River, then trek along Tweetsie Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Gray Fossil Site.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Johnson City attractions planner.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Johnson City by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in June, Johnson City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Johnson City

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Linville Falls Winery, Gray Fossil Site, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Nolichucky River, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tweetsie Trail ©
Tweetsie Trail
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park ©
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Gray Fossil Site ©
Gray Fossil Site

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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Fentress County, Tennessee, United States. On the 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, admire the majestic nature at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park, then trot along with Southeast Pack Trips, and finally learn about winemaking at Highland Manor Winery. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jamestown journey tool.

You can drive from Johnson City to Jamestown in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johnson City to Jamestown due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Jamestown

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park ©
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park ©
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Radnor Lake State Park, then engage your brain at Adventure Science Center, and then see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Nashville tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Jamestown to Nashville in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 11th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Frist Art Museum ©
Frist Art Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park

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