15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee vacation planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Ontario International Airport, Fly to Lovell Field
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly to Ontario International Airport, Drive to San Bernardino

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Chattanooga

— 2 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): let the river carry you with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Creative Discovery Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, and then Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

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San Bernardino to Chattanooga is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Bernardino to Chattanooga, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Bernardino in July, expect nights in Chattanooga to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Adventure · Parks · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 5 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tuckaleechee Caverns and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bush's Visitor Center and Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carnton and Downtown Franklin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carter House and The George Jones. Step out of Nashville to go to Franklin and see McGavock Confederate Cemetery, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, stroll around Centennial Park, and sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nashville road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

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 21st (Tue): explore the galleries of Graceland, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Metal Museum, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally make a trip to Beale Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.