5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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1
Memphis
— 1 night
2
Nashville
— 1 night
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights

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.
On the 30th (Sat), browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Memphis route maker app.

Detroit to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, Memphis is a bit warmer than Detroit - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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 1st (Sun), take in the history at Lotz House Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Nashville tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Roaring Fork. Do some cultural sightseeing at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Titanic Museum Attraction. There's lots more to do: hike along Chimney Tops Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg online tour planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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