33 days in Tennessee Itinerary

33 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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33 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  24​h
1
Nashville
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Jackson
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Ducktown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Maryville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Christchurch

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Gallery 202 or Silver Ridge Pottery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lotz House Museum and Carter House. Venture out of the city with trips to Franklin (Carnton, Franklin Glassblowing Studio, & more), Country View Market (in Charlotte) and Castalian Springs (Wynnewood & Historic Cragfont). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the galleries of The Parthenon, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

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Christchurch, New Zealand to Nashville is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Christchurch to Nashville, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in June, things will get much hotter in Nashville: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Franklin, Castalian Springs, Country View Market, Silver Ridge Pottery, Goodlettsville Antique Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Get a sense of the local culture at Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks. Venture out of the city with trips to Mid South Military Museum (in Atoka), Covington's Historic Square (in Covington) and S.Y. Wilson and Company (in Arlington). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, don't miss a visit to Graceland, get engrossed in the history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip maker .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

S.Y. Wilson and Company, Bellevue Baptist Church, Covington's Historic Square, Mid South Military Museum, Collierville TN Historic District
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

5
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Get in touch with nature at Shiloh National Military Park and Pinson Mounds State Park. Discovery Park of America and The West Tennessee Agriculture Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson side-trips: Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge (in Stanton), Shiloh National Cemetery (in Shiloh) and Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School (in Brownsville). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum, do a tasting at Century Farm Winery, browse for treasures at Carriage House Antique Market & Cafe, and sample the fine beverages at Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Jackson sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Jackson in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Memphis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jackson, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ducktown.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

The West Tennessee Agriculture Museum, Buford Pusser Home and Museum, Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School, Discovery Park of America, Tennessee River Museum
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Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC ©
Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Discovery Park of America ©
Discovery Park of America

1
night
Ducktown

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., then take an in-depth tour of Museum Center at 5ive Points, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Red Clay State Historic Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ducktown trip builder website .

Drive from Jackson to Ducktown in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jackson in July: highs in Ducktown hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Maryville.

Things to do in Ducktown

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Ocoee, Cleveland
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Red Clay State Historic Park ©
Red Clay State Historic Park

2
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. On the 18th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Cades Cove, then cruise along Rich Mountain Road, and then admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at annabells emporium and cafe, then look for gifts at Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Maryville trip planner .

Drive from Ducktown to Maryville in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Maryville can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bald River Falls, annabells emporium and cafe, Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail

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.
Do your shopping at Fowler's Clay Works and Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome) and Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy & Sevier Distilling Company). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Sun) at Dollywood. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg day trip planner .

Drive from Maryville to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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