31 days in Tennessee Itinerary

31 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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31 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jackson
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Chattanooga
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Maryville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

4
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 out of town with these interesting Memphis side-trips: Mid South Military Museum (in Atoka) and Collierville TN Historic District (in Collierville). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Graceland, examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip website .

London, UK to Memphis is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In May, Memphis is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mid South Military Museum, Collierville TN Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

5
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Union City (Discovery Park of America & Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge), Grand Junction (National Bird Dog Museum & Ames Plantation) and Parkers Crossroads (Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Tour & The Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association). There's much more to do: take in the history at Shiloh National Military Park, sample the fine beverages at Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC, contemplate the long history of Cherry Mansion, and do a tasting at Century Farm Winery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Jackson takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grand Junction, Union City, Parkers Crossroads, Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School, The Veterans' Museum
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Park of America ©
Discovery Park of America
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Century Farm Winery ©
Century Farm Winery

5
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nashville route planner .

Drive from Jackson to Nashville in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

5
nights
Chattanooga

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chattanooga: River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee), Ocoee HorseRide (in Charleston) and University of the South (in Sewanee). There's much more to do: get your game on at Escape Experience - Chattanooga, explore the striking landscape at Great Stone Door, meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, and make a trip to Ruby Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga attractions planning website .

Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tennessee, Pocket Wilderness, University of the South, Ocoee HorseRide, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

3
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Get out of town with these interesting Maryville side-trips: Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains) and Knoxville (First Baptist Church, Market Square, & more). There's lots more to do: cruise along Rich Mountain Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail, Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, and explore and take pictures at Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Maryville online vacation planner .

Getting from Chattanooga to Maryville by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Maryville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville, Bald River Falls, Melton Lake Greenway, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©

7
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
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: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy & Sevier Distilling Company). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Mon) at Dollywood. Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, trek along Alum Cave Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Maryville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In May in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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