19 days in Tennessee Itinerary

19 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Jackson
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Maryville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Tram:  5 h
End: Dallas

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.
You'll explore and learn at Graceland and Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sun Studio and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Explore Memphis' surroundings by going to Collierville TN Historic District (in Collierville) and Old Millington Vineyard and Winery (in Millington). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Memphis vacation builder site.

Dallas to Memphis is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in March: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 63°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Collierville TN Historic District, Old Millington Vineyard and Winery
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Your inner history buff will appreciate Shiloh National Military Park and Ames Plantation. Escape the urban bustle at Pinson Mounds State Park and Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with a short trip to Johnsonville State Historic Park in New Johnsonville (about 1h 25 min away). It doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Samuel T Bryant Distillery and do a tasting at Century Farm Winery.

To see more things to do, maps, 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

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, Johnsonville State Historic Park, Pinson Mounds State Park, Shiloh National Military Park, Ames Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Samuel T Bryant Distillery ©
Samuel T Bryant Distillery
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Pinson Mounds State Park ©
Pinson Mounds State Park

4
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.
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 Carter House. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Bowie Nature Park (in Fairview), David Arms Gallery (in Franklin) and Historic Cragfont (in Castalian Springs). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, get engrossed in the history at McLemore House, pause for some serene contemplation at Upper Room, and contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowie Nature Park, Historic Cragfont
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
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 identify plant and animal life 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 identify plant and animal life at Rocking Chair Farm, and then admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, 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 Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Winery at Seven Springs Farm, Rocking Chair Farm, Bald River Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail

6
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
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 Chimney Tops Trail and Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail. Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see Little River Road about 6h 30 min away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Maryville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. April in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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