18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  14​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Chattanooga
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
The Old Mill and Walker Sisters' Cabin will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Fowler's Clay Works and Tanger Outlets Sevierville. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Biltmore Estate (in Asheville), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Smoky Mountain Knife Works (in Sevierville). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Dollywood, look for gifts at Christmas Place, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

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London, UK to Gatlinburg is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Gatlinburg is minus 5 hours. In September, Gatlinburg is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, River Rafting & Tubing, Biltmore
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

4
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.
Do your shopping at Unclaimed Baggage Center and Lodge Factory Store. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: Humble Pie Boutique (in Blue Ridge) and Ocoee (River Rafting & Tubing & Adventures Unlimited). The adventure continues: look for gifts at McKay Used Books, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga, and take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chattanooga day trip tool .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Ocoee, Lodge Factory Store, Humble Pie Boutique, Unclaimed Baggage
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Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Lodge Factory Store ©
Lodge Factory Store
Unclaimed Baggage ©
Unclaimed Baggage

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.
Popular historic sites such as Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, and contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nashville road trip site .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Nashville are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sun Studio and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Beale Street and The Peabody Ducks. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Graceland, stop by Center for Southern Folklore, and meet the residents at Memphis Zoo.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Memphis tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. ©

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