19 days in Tennessee Itinerary

19 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee planner

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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Jackson
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Maryville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
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Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sun Studio and Graceland. Step out of Memphis to go to Collierville and see Collierville TN Historic District, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, deepen your understanding at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, do a tasting at Old Millington Vineyard and Winery, and stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Memphis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Dallas to Memphis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in March, things will get slightly colder in Memphis: highs are around 63°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jackson

— 3 nights
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shiloh National Military Park and Pinson Mounds State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Johnsonville State Historic Park and Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with a short trip to Ames Plantation in Grand Junction (about 1h 5 min away). It doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Samuel T Bryant Distillery and do a tasting at Century Farm Winery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jackson trip planning tool.

Drive from Memphis to Jackson in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Memphis in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Jackson. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Let the collections at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Lotz House Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Downtown Nashville and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carter House, David Arms Gallery, &more), Bowie Nature Park (in Fairview) and Cragfont State Historic Site (in Castalian Springs). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, pause for some serene contemplation at Downtown Presbyterian Church, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and sample the fine beverages at Prichard's Distillery.

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Traveling by car from Jackson to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Nashville are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Maryville

— 2 nights
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, take a memorable drive along Rich Mountain Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cades Cove, and finally hike along Abrams Falls Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): do a tasting at The Winery at Seven Springs Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rocking Chair Farm, and then admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Maryville visit site.

You can drive from Nashville to Maryville in 3 hours. Traveling from Nashville to Maryville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Maryville, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 6 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get some cultural insight at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Fowler's Clay Works. Take a break from the city and head to Little River Road and Alum Cave Trail. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maryville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.