21 days in Williamstown & Tennessee Itinerary

21 days in Williamstown & Tennessee Itinerary

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Williamstown
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Jackson
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Williamstown

— 2 nights
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. On the 8th (Wed), explore the galleries of William Arnold Log House and then view the masterpieces at Damselfly Gallery. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Hartfield & Co., take a stroll around Cane Ridge Meetinghouse, and then examine the collection at Ark Encounter.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamstown online attractions planner.

Austin to Williamstown is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Williamstown. Traveling from Austin in May, expect Williamstown to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 5 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.
Head to Fowler's Clay Works and Paul Murray Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Smoky Mountain Knife Works and Titanic Museum Attraction will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can drive from Williamstown to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. May in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 3 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.
Visit Signal Point and Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Adventures Unlimited (in Ocoee) and Lodge Factory Store (in South Pittsburg). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at In-Town Gallery, shop like a local with Hart Gallery Tennessee, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and admire the natural beauty at River Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. May in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Adventure · Parks · Shopping · Tours

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.
Get some cultural insight at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Downtown Nashville. Get some historical perspective at Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carter House, Gallery 202, &more). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, look for gifts at White's Mercantile, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sri Ganesha Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jackson

— 3 nights
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Let the collections at Carnegie Legends Museum and Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Shiloh National Military Park and Pinson Mounds State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson side-trips: Parkers Crossroads (Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Tour & The Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samuel T Bryant Distillery, do a tasting at Century Farm Winery, and stop by Carriage House Antique Market & Cafe'.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson route app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Jackson takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Jackson are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Graceland and Beale Street. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter Catholic Church, and look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Memphis itinerary builder app.

Getting from Jackson to Memphis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Memphis are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.