33 days in Tennessee Itinerary

33 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Chattanooga
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Nashville
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Shiloh
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Memphis
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Johnson City
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Pigeon Forge
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
End: New York City

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hamilton Place Mall or Moon Pie General Store. Get out of town with these interesting Chattanooga side-trips: Isha USA (in McMinnville) and Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park (in Manchester). There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, find something for the whole family at Sir Goony's Family Fun Center, and see where the action happens at AT&T Field.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga trip itinerary maker tool.

New York City to Chattanooga is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Chattanooga hover around 56°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Isha USA, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery ©
Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park ©
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

8
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 The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Downtown Nashville and Lotz House Museum. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Franklin (Carnton & Winstead Hill Park) and Stones River Mall (in Murfreesboro). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park, look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, and examine the collection at RCA Studio B.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Nashville are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Franklin, Stones River Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

1
night
Shiloh

Shiloh ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tennessee River Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Shiloh National Military Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shiloh travel tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Shiloh takes 3 hours. March in Shiloh sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Shiloh

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tennessee River Museum, Pinson Mounds State Park, Buford Pusser Home and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Buford Pusser Home and Museum ©
Buford Pusser Home and Museum
Tennessee River Museum ©
Tennessee River Museum

6
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 get to explore Graceland and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. and The Peanut Shoppe. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Shiloh to Memphis in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Johnson City.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bellevue Baptist Church
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

6
nights
Johnson City

Johnson City ©
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Watauga Lake Winery and Netherland Inn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johnson City: South Holston Dam (in Bristol), Exchange Place (in Kingsport) and Roan Mountain State Park (in Roan Mountain). And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Freedom Hall Civic Center, get in on the family fun at Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, walk around Buffalo Mountain Park, and browse the collection at Johnson City Public Library.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Johnson City trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Memphis to Johnson City. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Johnson City. Traveling from Memphis in March, things will get little chillier in Johnson City: highs are around 55°F and lows about 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Johnson City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kingsport, Bristol, Nolichucky River, Watauga Lake Winery, Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park
Highlights from your plan
Cherokee National Forest ©
Cherokee National Forest
Watauga Lake Winery ©
Watauga Lake Winery
Roan Mountain State Park ©
Roan Mountain State Park

6
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Smoky Mountain Knife Works and Sugarland Cellars. Head to Christmas Place and Tanger Outlets Seviervillefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Charlies Bunion & Cades Cove). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, stop by The Veteran's Store, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Drive from Johnson City to Pigeon Forge in 2 hours. Traveling from Johnson City in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Pigeon Forge, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Sevierville
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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