46 days in Tennessee Itinerary

46 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee tour planner

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Nashville
— 7 nights
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Knoxville
— 7 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 9 nights
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Chattanooga
— 7 nights
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Jackson
— 6 nights
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Memphis
— 9 nights
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Nashville

— 7 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Franklin (Carnton, The Copper Fox Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nashville online trip planner.

Zagreb, Croatia to Nashville is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in September, with highs in Nashville at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Knoxville

— 7 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Emory Valley Greenway (in Oak Ridge), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Look Rock Tower & Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at First Baptist Church, and sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Hills Distillery.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Knoxville day trip site.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Knoxville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Knoxville. In September, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 9 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Abrams Falls Trail, Cades Cove, &more). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get in on the family fun at Dollywood, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg road trip website.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 7 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chattanooga: River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee), Swinging Bridge Park (in Dayton) and Red Clay State Historic Park (in Cleveland). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Chattanooga trip planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Jackson

— 6 nights
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Explore Jackson's surroundings by going to Discovery Park of America (in Union City), Ames Plantation (in Grand Junction) and Brownsville (Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School & West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samuel T Bryant Distillery, see the interesting displays at Legends of Tennessee Music Museum at the Carnegie, stop by Carriage House Antique Market & Cafe', and do a tasting at Century Farm Winery.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jackson route website.

Drive from Chattanooga to Jackson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Jackson. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Memphis

— 9 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Mid South Military Museum (in Atoka) and WC Johnson Park (in Collierville). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Jackson to Memphis in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.