15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Jackson
— 3 nights
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Franklin
— 2 nights
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Jamestown
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Ducktown
— 2 nights

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Memphis

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center. You'll explore and learn at Graceland and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Step out of Memphis to go to Collierville and see Collierville TN Historic District, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter Catholic Church, and make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Memphis travel route planner.

Newark to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Memphis. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 87°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson.

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Discovery Park of America and Trenton Teapot Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Shiloh National Military Park and Pinson Mounds State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson: Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park (in Eva) and Johnsonville State Historic Park (in New Johnsonville).

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jackson trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Memphis to Jackson in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jackson, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Franklin.

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Franklin

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More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, take in the history at Carter House, then take in the history at Carnton, and finally stroll the grounds of McGavock Confederate Cemetery. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Bowie Nature Park, hike along Timberland Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Franklin online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Franklin takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Franklin are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

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Carter House
4.7
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Carnton
4.6
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Downtown Franklin
4.6

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Jamestown

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Jamestown is a city in Fentress County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along Colditz Cove State Natural Area, then trot along with Southeast Pack Trips, and then admire the majestic nature at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jamestown itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Franklin to Jamestown takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Franklin in September, expect Jamestown to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

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Horseback Riding Tour
Southeast Pack Trips
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Gatlinburg

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The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Fowler's Clay Works. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Laurel Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Knife Works (in Sevierville), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). There's still lots to do: hike along Grotto Falls Parking, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Forge Distillery.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg travel planner.

Getting from Jamestown to Gatlinburg by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Jamestown to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In September, Gatlinburg is a bit warmer than Jamestown - with highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ducktown.

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Roaring Fork
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Mount LeConte
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Ducktown

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. On the 28th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ducktown day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Ducktown takes 3 hours. While traveling from Gatlinburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ducktown, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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