47 days in Tennessee & Miami Itinerary

47 days in Tennessee & Miami Itinerary

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Fly to Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport, Drive to Johnson City
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Johnson City
— 4 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 8 nights
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Benton
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cookeville
— 5 nights
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Nashville
— 6 nights
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Memphis
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 14 nights
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Johnson City — 4 nights

Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johnson City: Mount Mitchell State Park (in Burnsville), Watauga Lake Winery (in Butler) and Cherokee National Forest (in Elizabethton). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Hills Distillery, find something for the whole family at Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, and take a peaceful walk through Pisgah National Forest.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Johnson City tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johnson City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Johnson City, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

Pigeon Forge — 8 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dollywood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome, Cades Cove, &more) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (in Gatlinburg). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and cruise along Little River Road.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Johnson City to Pigeon Forge takes 2 hours. In September in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Benton.
Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
Side Trips

Benton — 4 nights

Benton is a town in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Benton: Stinging Fork Falls (in Spring City), Fields of the Wood (in Murphy) and Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, cruise along Cherohala Skyway, admire the sheer force of Benton Falls Hike, and explore the activities along Toccoa River.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Benton visit planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Benton takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cookeville.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Side Trips

Cookeville — 5 nights

Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. Explore Cookeville's surroundings by going to Fall Creek Falls (in Spencer), Grundy Forest Natural Area (in Tracy City) and Crossville (Model Railroad Exhibit by Crossville Model Railroad Club & Cumberland Mountain State Park). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery, learn about winemaking at DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards, explore the activities along Obed Wild & Scenic River, and immerse yourself in nature at Cummins Falls State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cookeville online day trip planner.

Drive from Benton to Cookeville in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Benton in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cookeville, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashville.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Nashville — 6 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Leiper's Fork Distillery (in Franklin) and Fiddlers Grove (in Lebanon). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

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Drive from Cookeville to Nashville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cookeville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nashville, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Memphis.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Memphis — 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center (in Brownsville) and Samuel T Bryant Distillery (in Jackson). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Graceland, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Memphis driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Miami — 14 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier), Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling, Island Dolphin Care, &more) and JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miami online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Miami. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect Miami to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife
Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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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.