17 days in Tennessee Itinerary

17 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
3
Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
4
Nashville
— 4 nights

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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 16th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Keep things going the next day: stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Memphis online journey planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Memphis is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Memphis, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in August: highs in Memphis hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Adventures Unlimited. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Fall Creek Falls. There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, test your team's savvy at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Chattanooga.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip planning site.

You can fly from Memphis to Chattanooga in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocoee, Fall Creek Falls, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tuckaleechee Caverns and Laurel Falls. Kids will enjoy Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Sevierville, and putt your heart out at Hillbilly Golf.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Forbidden Caverns ©
Forbidden Caverns
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Attractions like Carnton and The George Jones make great kid-friendly stops. Carter House and Lotz House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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