4 days in Tennessee Itinerary

4 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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4 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis road trip planning app .

Dallas to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Dallas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and finally see the interesting displays at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, and finally take in the history at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
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Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge tour planner .

Drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. In July in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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