15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
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Memphis

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks. Head to Covington's Historic Square and S.Y. Wilson and Companyfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Pinson to see Pinson Mounds State Park about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

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

Miami to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Memphis. Traveling from Miami in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Memphis, with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

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.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Downtown Nashville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery and St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Nashville to go to Franklin and see Gallery 202, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Downtown Presbyterian Church, and look for gifts at Savannah's Candy Kitchen.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at In-Town Gallery and Hart Gallery Tennessee. Head to The Spice & Tea Exchange of Chattanooga and Chattanooga Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chattanooga: Ocoee (Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Forest Hills Cemetery and have fun and explore at Wayne-O-Rama.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Adventure · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fowler's Clay Works and Old Forge Plaza. Do some cultural sightseeing at Titanic Museum Attraction and Paul Murray Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Dollywood, contemplate the long history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planning app.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
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.