5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Sevierville — 2 nights

Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dollywood and The Island in Pigeon Forge. Take a break from Sevierville with a short trip to Mount LeConte in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, laugh and play at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sevierville travel itinerary planner.

Dallas to Sevierville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Dallas to Sevierville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in September, things will get slightly colder in Sevierville: highs are around 83°F and lows about 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.
Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Nashville — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville attractions planner.

Getting from Sevierville to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Memphis.
Parks · Museums · Nightlife

Memphis — 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Fri), browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, see the interesting displays at Graceland, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Memphis, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.