34 days in Tennessee Itinerary

34 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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34 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Nashville
1
Nashville
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chattanooga
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sevierville
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Memphis
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Jackson
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Nashville

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.
Appreciate the collections at RCA Studio B and Lotz House Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Carnton and Lane Motor Museum. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Loretta Lynn's Ranch (in Hurricane Mills), Franklin (McLemore House, Carter House, & more) and Amish Heritage Welcome Center and Museum (in Ethridge). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cheekwood.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Nashville. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Franklin, Amish Heritage Welcome Center and Museum, Loretta Lynn's Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Loretta Lynn's Ranch ©
Loretta Lynn's Ranch
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B

7
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 discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Walnut Street Bridge. Appreciate the collections at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and Creative Discovery Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Grundy County Historical Society Heritage Center (in Tracy City), Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (in Etowah) and Crossville (Military Memorial Museum & Model Railroad Exhibit by Crossville Model Railroad Club). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Cowan Railroad Museum, Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, take in the exciting artwork at In-Town Gallery, and shop like a local with Hart Gallery Tennessee.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip app .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sevierville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Crossville, Grundy County Historical Society Heritage Center, Cowan Railroad Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Cleveland Bradley County Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum ©
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Creative Discovery Museum
Creative Discovery Museum
Cowan Railroad Museum ©
Cowan Railroad Museum

7
nights
Sevierville

Sevierville ©
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smoky Mountain Knife Works and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Let the collections at Alcatraz East Crime Museum and Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Sevierville: Gatlinburg (Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, Alewine Pottery, & more), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Alewine Pottery (in Pigeon Forge). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 4th (Tue) at Dollywood. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sevierville journey planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Sevierville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In June in Sevierville, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Sevierville

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, General Longstreet Museum, Mount LeConte, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Alcatraz East Crime Museum ©
Alcatraz East Crime 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 appreciate Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memphis Zoo and Mid South Military Museum. Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Morton Museum of Collierville History in Collierville, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Graceland, stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, admire the masterpieces at Dixon Gallery & Gardens, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Memphis travel route planner.

Getting from Sevierville to Memphis by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sevierville to Memphis. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Morton Museum of Collierville History, Mid South Military Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Graceland ©
Graceland

6
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Museum-lovers will get to explore Discovery Park of America and The Veterans' Museum. Explore hidden gems such as The West Tennessee Agriculture Museum and Tennessee River Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson side-trips: Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School (in Brownsville), Buford Pusser Home and Museum (in Adamsville) and Cherry Mansion (in Savannah). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Bird Dog Museum, sample the fine beverages at Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC, and get engrossed in the history at N.C.& St. L. Depot and Railroad Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Jackson takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Savannah, National Bird Dog Museum, Discovery Park of America, The Veterans' Museum, Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Park of America ©
Discovery Park of America
Buford Pusser Home and Museum ©
Buford Pusser Home and Museum
The West Tennessee Agriculture Museum ©

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