30 days in Tennessee Itinerary

30 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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30 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Henderson
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Memphis
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Wartburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Chattanooga
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Downtown Nashville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lotz House Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Venture out of the city with trips to Franklin (Winstead Hill Park, Timberland Park, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nashville attractions planner.

London, UK to Nashville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Nashville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Henderson.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

3
nights
Henderson

Henderson ©
Henderson is a city in Chester County, Tennessee, United States. Shiloh National Military Park and Tennessee River Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Pinson Mounds State Park and Johnsonville State Historic Park for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Tour (in Parkers Crossroads), Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park (in Eva) and Natchez Trace State Park (in Wildersville).

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Henderson trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to Henderson by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Henderson, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Henderson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Shiloh National Military Park, Johnsonville State Historic Park, Tennessee River Museum, Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, Pinson Mounds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Pinson Mounds State Park ©
Pinson Mounds State Park
Johnsonville State Historic Park ©
Johnsonville State Historic Park

5
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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 outdoors at Memphis Zoo and Lichterman Nature Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Graceland.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip builder site .

Drive from Henderson to Memphis in 2 hours. Traveling from Henderson in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Memphis, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Memphis International Raceway
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

9
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Appreciate the collections at Titanic Museum Attraction and Fowler's Clay Works. Get a sense of the local culture at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Gatlinburg First United Methodist Church. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, trek along Charlies Bunion, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Memphis to Gatlinburg in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Memphis in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gatlinburg, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Wartburg.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Titanic Museum Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

1
night
Wartburg

Wartburg ©
Wartburg is a city in Morgan County, Tennessee, United States. On the 1st (Sat), explore the activities along Obed Wild & Scenic River and then look for all kinds of wild species at Frozen Head State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wartburg journey builder site .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Wartburg in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Wartburg

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Frozen Head State Park ©
Frozen Head State Park
Obed Wild & Scenic River ©
Obed Wild & Scenic River

4
nights
Chattanooga

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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Adventures Unlimited. Step out of Chattanooga with an excursion to Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park in Manchester--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, identify plant and animal life at North Chickamauga Creek, snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, and meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga online road trip planner .

Getting from Wartburg to Chattanooga by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ocoee, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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