30 days in Tennessee Itinerary

30 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 5 nights
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Bristol
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
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Knoxville
— 4 nights
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Tellico Plains
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 6 nights

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Memphis

Memphis

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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Graceland, sample some tasty brews at Tastin' 'Round Town, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, and steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip website.

Brookings to Memphis is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Brookings in November: highs in Memphis hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©

2
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Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Kingsport Greenbelt, examine the collection at East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Hills Distillery, and finally appreciate the history behind Veterans' Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Roan Mountain State Park, make a trip to Tennessee Welcome Center- Bristol, and then test your team's savvy at Tri-Cities Escape Game.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bristol online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Memphis to Bristol. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Bristol is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Memphis in November; daily highs in Bristol reach 57°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tri-Cities Escape Game ©
Tri-Cities Escape Game
Tennessee Hills Distillery ©
Tennessee Hills Distillery
Roan Mountain State Park ©
Roan Mountain State Park

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway & Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 10th (Tue) at Dollywood. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip builder website.

You can drive from Bristol to Gatlinburg in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ole Smoky ©
Ole Smoky
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knoxville: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking & Look Rock Tower), Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Helicopter Tours (in Sevierville). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Navitat Knoxville, don't miss a visit to The Miner's Circle - Mine Explosion Graves, sample the fine beverages at Knox Whiskey Works, and let your taste buds guide you at Knoxville Food Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Knoxville vacation planner.

Getting from Gatlinburg to Knoxville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Knoxville are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Knoxville

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Navitat Knoxville ©
Navitat Knoxville
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking
Knoxville Food Tours ©
Knoxville Food Tours

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Tellico Plains

Tellico Plains ©
Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with Blanche Manor Horseback Riding and then admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Citico Wildlife Wilderness and then identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tellico Plains online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Knoxville to Tellico Plains in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in November, Tellico Plains is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Blanche Manor Horseback Riding ©
Blanche Manor Horseback Riding

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©

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.
Chattanooga is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and grab your bike and head to Enterprise South Nature Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Chattanooga trip itinerary website.

Getting from Tellico Plains to Chattanooga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tellico Plains in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 41°F in Chattanooga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Franklin (McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Leiper's Fork Distillery, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Smith Creek Moonshine, and stop by Downtown Nashville.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nashville sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Nashville are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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