46 days in Tennessee Itinerary

46 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 6 nights
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Nashville
— 10 nights
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Chattanooga
— 7 nights
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Ducktown
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 14 nights
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Knoxville
— 7 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tunica (Horseshoe Tunica & Gold Strike Casino). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Graceland, admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, walk around Shelby Farms Park, and gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary tool.

Thomaston to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tunica
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Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

10
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Franklin (David Arms Gallery, The Copper Fox Gallery, &more) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Tall Man's Misery & Mammoth Cave). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Mammoth Cave National Park
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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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.
Take a break from Chattanooga with a short trip to University of the South in Sewanee, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, Head underground at Ruby Falls, stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, and take some stellar pictures from Rock City.

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Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Ducktown.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Rock City, University of the South
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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Ducktown

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., examine the collection at Ducktown Basin Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ducktown journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Ducktown takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chattanooga in July: high temperatures in Ducktown hover around 84°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Ducktown

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Ocoee Outdoors, Inc.
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ducktown Basin Museum ©
Ducktown Basin Museum

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Hen Wallow Water Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ducktown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Knoxville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Cherohala Skyway
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Knoxville side-trips: Revolutionary War Graveyard (in Dandridge), Sevierville (Helicopter Tours & Eagle Springs Winery) and Bush's Beans Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, identify plant and animal life at High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area, explore the activities along Norris Lake, and examine the collection at Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Knoxville trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Knoxville in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sevierville, Old Tennessee Distilling, Spout Spring Estates Winery and Vineyard, Revolutionary War Graveyard, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Knoxville ©
Zoo Knoxville
Helicopter Tours
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society

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