16 days in Tennessee Itinerary

16 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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16 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Knoxville
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Stockholm

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Graceland and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis day trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Memphis is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Memphis. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Memphis at 37°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

3
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.
RCA Studio B and Lotz House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Carnton and Carter House are in your itinerary. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to George Dickel Distillery in Tullahoma, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cheekwood, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, and take an in-depth tour of McLemore House.

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You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, George Dickel Distillery
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Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

2
nights
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 8th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Greenway Farm-North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy, then explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, then get a taste of the local shopping with Moon Pie General Store, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Chattanooga trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Moon Pie General Store ©
Moon Pie General Store

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Clingmans Dome and Zipline. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bush's Beans Visitor Center and Old Forge Distillery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get a taste of the local shopping with Fowler's Clay Works, and view the masterpieces at The Twisted Vessel.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gatlinburg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. June in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, Pigeon Forge, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

3
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns, then cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Appalachia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, and then see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Knoxville day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Knoxville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Smoky Mountain Knife Works, Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Museum of Appalachia
Highlights from your plan
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Museum of Appalachia ©
Museum of Appalachia
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works

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