5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tracy City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

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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 15th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street and then see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Memphis online tour itinerary maker .

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Memphis. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Memphis at 73°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Graceland ©
Graceland
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.
On the 17th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nashville tour site .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Nashville are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tracy City.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Fun & Games
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The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown) ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Tracy City

Tracy City
Tracy City is a town in Grundy County, Tennessee, United States. On the 18th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Greeter Falls, take a peaceful walk through Grundy Forest Natural Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fiery Gizzard Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tracy City trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Tracy City takes 2 hours. Traveling from Nashville to Tracy City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Tracy City sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Tracy City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tennessee

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 19th (Fri), make a splash at Dollywood, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip builder site .

You can drive from Tracy City to Gatlinburg in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Dollywood
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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