20 days in Tennessee Itinerary

20 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip planner

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Chattanooga
— 5 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 7 nights
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Memphis

— 2 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.
Kids will enjoy Graceland and Sun Studio. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, look for gifts at Lansky, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, and explore the galleries of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis holiday site.

Atlanta to Memphis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Lotz House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Franklin Antique Mall & Aspen Grove Park). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and head outdoors with YMCA Downtown Nashville.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 5 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Attractions like Tennessee Aquarium and Walnut Street Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Chattanooga with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Ocoee--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls, stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and pause for some photo ops at Law Enforcement Memorial.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. June in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Tours · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 7 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.
Attractions like Dollywood and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, hike along Grotto Falls Parking, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip app.

Drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · 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.