16 days in Tennessee & Robbinsville Itinerary

16 days in Tennessee & Robbinsville Itinerary

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16 days in Tennessee & Robbinsville Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  13​h
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Franklin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Knoxville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Robbinsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Dublin

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

Plan my day in Nashville using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dublin, Ireland to Nashville is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dublin to Nashville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Franklin.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
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.
On the 11th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then examine the collection at Carter House. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Carnton, steep yourself in history at President James K. Polk Home & Museum, and then stop by Nolensville Feed Mill.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Franklin trip itinerary maker tool .

Franklin is very close to Nashville. August in Franklin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

President James K. Polk Home & Museum, Nolensville Feed Mill
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

1
night
Chattanooga

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tennessee Aquarium as well as Ruby Falls. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Moon Pie General Store and then Head underground at Ruby Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Chattanooga trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Franklin to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Franklin to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

3
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
You've now added Zoo Knoxville to your itinerary. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Zoo Knoxville.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Knoxville journey planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Knoxville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Robbinsville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tuckaleechee Caverns, Roaring Fork
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns
Market Square ©
Market Square

2
nights
Robbinsville

Robbinsville is a town in Graham County, North Carolina, United States. You've now added Tail of the Dragon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): do some rugged touring at Tail of the Dragon and then experience rural life at Happy Goat Trading Co. On your second day here, enjoy the views from Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Robbinsville trip planner .

You can drive from Knoxville to Robbinsville in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Knoxville in August since evenings lows in Robbinsville dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Robbinsville

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bryson City, Blairsville
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Deals Gap ©
Deals Gap
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then stop by Christmas Place, and then take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip builder tool .

You can drive from Robbinsville to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Robbinsville in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gatlinburg, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Hillbilly Golf ©
Hillbilly Golf

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then see where the action happens at AutoZone Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Memphis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Memphis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Memphis. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
AutoZone Park ©
AutoZone Park

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