41 days in Tennessee Itinerary

41 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Wichita
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Memphis
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Jackson
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Franklin
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Chattanooga
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Pigeon Forge
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Erwin
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Wichita

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memphis Zoo and Room Escape Games. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Children's Museum of Memphis and Pink Palace Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Covington's Historic Square in Covington (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: see where the action happens at AutoZone Park, take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, stroll around Shelby Farms Park, and gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis day trip planning site.

Wichita to Memphis is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Covington's Historic Square
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Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
The Children's Museum of Memphis ©
The Children's Museum of Memphis
Pink Palace Museum ©
Pink Palace Museum

6
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Discovery Park of America and Casey Jones Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Shiloh National Military Park (in Shiloh), Tennessee River Museum (in Savannah) and Buford Pusser Home and Museum (in Adamsville). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live event at The Ballpark at Jackson, examine the collection at Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum, admire the majestic nature at Pinson Mounds State Park, and steep yourself in history at Alex Haley House Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Jackson takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jackson when traveling from Memphis in July, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Jackson

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Discovery Park of America, Reelfoot Lake State Park, Pinson Mounds State Park, Shiloh National Military Park, Crown Winery
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Discovery Park of America ©
Discovery Park of America
The Ballpark at Jackson ©
The Ballpark at Jackson

6
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Kids will enjoy Adventure Science Center and Nashville Zoo. Explore hidden gems such as Downtown Franklin and RCA Studio B. Change things up with these side-trips from Franklin: Room Escape Games (in Murfreesboro) and Nashville (The George Jones, Fontanel Mansion, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Carnton, see where the action happens at Bridgestone Arena, stop by Hatch Show Print, and steep yourself in history at Winstead Hill Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Franklin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jackson to Franklin in 2.5 hours. In July in Franklin, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nashville, Room Escape Games
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Carnton ©
Carnton
Adventure Science Center ©
Adventure Science Center
Nashville Zoo ©
Nashville Zoo

8
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Creative Discovery Museum and Ocoee Outdoors, Inc.. Bring the kids along to Coolidge Park and Chattanooga Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chattanooga: Mayfield Dairy Farm (in Athens), River Rafting & Tubing (in Ducktown) and Cumberland Caverns (in McMinnville). The adventure continues: Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, look for gifts at Moon Pie General Store, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, and see the interesting displays at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Franklin to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Franklin to Chattanooga. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocoee, Mayfield Dairy Farm, River Rafting & Tubing, Cumberland Caverns, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Coolidge Park ©
Coolidge Park
Creative Discovery Museum
Creative Discovery Museum
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns

9
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tuckaleechee Caverns and Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park. Family-friendly places like The Coaster at Goats on the Roof and Big Top Arcade will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville) and Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing (in Townsend). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, stroll through Grotto Falls Parking, and try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Erwin.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend
Highlights from your plan
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns
Big Top Arcade ©
Big Top Arcade
Rockin' Raceway Arcade ©
Rockin' Raceway Arcade

4
nights
Erwin

Erwin is a town in and the county seat of Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium and Brights Zoo. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Bristol Motor Speedway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Erwin: Wautauga Lake (in Butler) and Kingsport (Kingsport Carousel & Park & Warriors' Path State Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Nolichucky River and gain insight at International Storytelling Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Erwin day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Erwin takes 2 hours. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in August, plan for little chillier nights in Erwin, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erwin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kingsport, Brights Zoo, Bristol Motor Speedway, Wautauga Lake, International Storytelling Center
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium ©
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
Brights Zoo ©
Brights Zoo

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