18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
1
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Sevierville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Memphis
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Atlanta

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sugarland Cellars and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Woolworth Walk and Fowler's Clay Works. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings (in Mills River), Asheville (Spas, Biltmore, & more) and Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards (in Hendersonville). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the exciting artwork at Alewine Pottery, learn about winemaking at Gatlinburg Wine Cellar, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ely's Mill.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg route app .

Atlanta to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gatlinburg when traveling from Atlanta in September, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sevierville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Asheville, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings
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Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Grovewood Village ©
Grovewood Village

3
nights
Sevierville

Sevierville ©
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Head to Smoky Mountain Knife Works and Robert A. Tino Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bush's Beans Visitor Center and Tanger Outlets Sevierville. Step out of Sevierville with an excursion to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Eagle Springs Winery, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sevierville trip maker .

Sevierville is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In October, daytime highs in Sevierville are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Sevierville

Shopping Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
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Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Mill Bridge Winery ©
Mill Bridge Winery
Hillside Winery ©
Hillside Winery

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Opry Mills or Savannah's Candy Kitchen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lotz House Museum and Carter House. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Loretta Lynn's Ranch (in Hurricane Mills), Franklin (McGavock Confederate Cemetery & Carnton) and Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and make a trip to The District.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip app .

Getting from Sevierville to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. October in Nashville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Arrington Vineyards, Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Highlights from your plan
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natchez Trace Pkwy and Tupelo Automobile Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum. Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, get engrossed in the history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, stop by A. Schwab, and don't miss a visit to Graceland.

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Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tupelo, The Delta Blues Museum
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum

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