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:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
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 19th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planner .

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Memphis hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis National Cemetery ©
Memphis National Cemetery

1
night
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 21st (Mon), take in the history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville online travel route planner .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Memphis in September since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

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

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and then admire the striking features of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg day trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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