15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Memphis
— 2 nights
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
4
Sevierville
— 2 nights
5
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
6
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights

2
nights
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 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Beale Street, look for gifts at Memphis Music, thenexamine the collection at Graceland, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary app.

Philadelphia to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, thentest your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Nashville.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nashville travel route website.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga road trip planning website.

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga. In May, daytime highs in Chattanooga are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sevierville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery ©

2
nights
Sevierville

Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
On the 15th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, thensee the world from above with a helicopter tour, thenkick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): Head underground at Forbidden Caverns and then get in on the family fun at NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains.

Start your trip to Sevierville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Sevierville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Sevierville are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Sevierville

Tours Theme Parks Outdoors
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Zipline
Helicopter Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, test your problem-solving skills at Gatlin's Escape Games, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll around Freenotes Harmony Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary website.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Sevierville. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and then make a splash at Dollywood. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thentake in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip maker tool.

Pigeon Forge is very close to Gatlinburg. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Adventure Parks
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

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