32 days in Tennessee Itinerary

32 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 5 nights
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Nashville
— 7 nights
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Chattanooga
— 7 nights
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Ducktown
— 1 night
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Cosby
— 4 nights
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Knoxville
— 7 nights
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Memphis

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Graceland and Memphis Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Memphis to Collierville to see WC Johnson Park about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, walk around Shelby Farms Park, and explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

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

Dublin, Ireland to Memphis is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in July; daily highs in Memphis reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Nashville

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Grand Ole Opry. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Charlie Daniels Park (in Mount Juliet) and Canoe Music City (in Kingston Springs). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and admire the landmark architecture of Nashville Parthenon.

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Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tennessee Aquarium and Chattanooga National Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chattanooga: Grundy Forest Natural Area (in Tracy City), University of the South (in Sewanee) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). There's much more to do: Head underground at Ruby Falls, stroll the grounds of Forest Hills Cemetery, explore the engaging exhibits at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, and take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ducktown.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Ducktown

— 1 night
Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. On the 18th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Thunder Rock Recreation Area, then see the interesting displays at Ducktown Basin Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ducktown road trip planning site.

Drive from Chattanooga to Ducktown in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga in August, expect Ducktown to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cosby.

Things to do in Ducktown

Wildlife · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Cosby

— 4 nights
Cosby is an unincorporated community in Cocke and Sevier counties in the U.S. State of Tennessee. Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Mount LeConte. Explore Cosby's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Alum Cave Trail, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, trek along Porters Creek Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and stroll around Cosby Picnic Area.

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Getting from Ducktown to Cosby by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Ducktown in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cosby, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Cosby

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Knoxville

— 7 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Bring the kids along to Dollywood and The Island in Pigeon Forge. Explore Knoxville's surroundings by going to Pigeon Forge (Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Titanic Museum Attraction, &more), Gatlinburg (Gatlinburlier Tobacconists, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, &more) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Chimneys Picnic Area, Grotto Falls Parking, &more). It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Knoxville road trip planning app.

Drive from Cosby to Knoxville in 1.5 hours. August in Knoxville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.