20 days in Dallas & Tennessee Itinerary

20 days in Dallas & Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Dallas
— 7 nights
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Memphis
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights

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Dallas

— 7 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and Fort Worth Botanic Garden will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Bluebonnet Trail (in Ennis), Sundance Square (in Fort Worth) and Lost Oak Winery (in Burleson). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Revolver Brewery, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, visit Bishop Arts District, and play a few rounds at Stevens Park Golf Course.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dallas online trip itinerary maker.

Taos to Dallas is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Taos to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taos in April: highs in Dallas hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Memphis

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park and American Dream Safari. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sun Studio and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica) and Thacker Mountain Rail Trail (in Oxford). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Graceland, stop by Lansky, admire the masterpieces at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Memphis driving holiday planner.

Drive from Dallas to Memphis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Nashville

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church. Get some cultural insight at Downtown Nashville and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Step out of Nashville to go to Mammoth Cave National Park and see Mammoth Cave, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, don't miss a visit to Nashville Parthenon, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Visiting Roaring Fork and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Mill Bridge Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, savor the flavors at Old Forge Distillery, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin.

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You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In May in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.