17 days in Atlanta & Tennessee Itinerary

17 days in Atlanta & Tennessee Itinerary

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Start: Thomaston
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Ducktown
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
End: Thomaston

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with a short trip to Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta sightseeing planner.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
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Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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.
When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately Tunica away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Graceland, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Memphis day trip website.

Fly from Atlanta to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Memphis, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

Plan a Nashville trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

3
nights
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.
Explore Chattanooga's surroundings by going to Adventures Unlimited (in Ocoee) and University of the South (in Sewanee). There's still lots to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Head underground at Ruby Falls, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga road trip website.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ducktown.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Adventures Unlimited, University of the South
Highlights from your plan
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

1
night
Ducktown

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., thenexamine the collection at Ducktown Basin Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ducktown attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Ducktown takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chattanooga in June; daily highs in Ducktown reach 84°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Ducktown

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Ocoee Outdoors, Inc.
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ducktown Basin Museum ©
Ducktown Basin Museum

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Mount LeConte (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: cool off at Dollywood, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Ducktown to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. In June in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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