15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Paducah
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Tampa

4
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.
Get outdoors at Mount LeConte and Roaring Fork. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Chimney Tops, Alum Cave Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, stop by NOC, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip builder.

Tampa to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Tampa in October, things will get slightly colder in Pigeon Forge: highs are around 71°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

2
nights
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 16th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Walden Pumpkin Farm.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paducah.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walden Pumpkin Farm, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

4
nights
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Get outdoors at Garden of the Gods and Shawnee National Forest. Do some cultural sightseeing at Purple Toad Winery and Owl Creek Vineyard. Explore Paducah's surroundings by going to Land Between the Lakes NRA, Golden Pond Visitor Center & Planetarium (in Golden Pond), Rustle Hill Winery (in Cobden) and Bald Knob Cross of Peace (in Alto Pass). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The National Quilt Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Paducah Riverwalk, learn about winemaking at Blue Sky Vineyard, and admire the engineering at Kentucky Dam.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Paducah travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashville to Paducah by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Paducah are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Paducah

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Metropolis, Cobden, Makanda, Shawnee National Forest, Garden of the Gods
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum

1
night
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 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum, get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then admire the striking features of The Peabody Memphis, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio..

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis sightseeing planner.

Drive from Paducah to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Paducah in October, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 24th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Memphis in October, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

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