30 days in Tennessee Itinerary

30 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 5 nights
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Nashville
— 8 nights
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Chattanooga
— 6 nights
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Ducktown
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 9 nights
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Memphis — 5 nights

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 find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Jackson (Samuel T Bryant Distillery & Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum) and West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center (in Brownsville). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Graceland, get a new perspective on nature at Sharpe Planetarium, explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and sample some tasty brews at Tastin' 'Round Town.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis route app.

Orlando to Memphis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 8 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carter House, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, &more), Cookeville (Dogwood park & Tennessee Legend Distillery) and DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards (in Baxter). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 6 nights

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.
Explore Chattanooga's surroundings by going to Sewanee (Mountain Goat Trail & University of the South), River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee) and Tims Ford State Park (in Winchester). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, admire the engineering at Chickamauga Dam Tennessee River Park, get outside with Stringer's Ridge, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga online road trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Ducktown.
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Ducktown — 1 night

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. On the 21st (Tue), stroll around Thunder Rock Recreation Area, then examine the collection at Ducktown Basin Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Chattanooga to Ducktown in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chattanooga in June: high temperatures in Ducktown hover around 84°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 9 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy & Helicopter Tours), Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Abrams Falls Trail, Cades Cove, &more). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg online trip builder.

Getting from Ducktown to Gatlinburg by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tennessee travel guide

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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.
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