5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Memphis
1
Memphis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Memphis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then stop by Center for Southern Folklore, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Memphis. August in Memphis sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
The Peabody Ducks ©
The Peabody Ducks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Nightlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Mount LeConte. Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Walker Sisters' Cabin will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge day trip planning tool .

Drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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