51 days in Tennessee Itinerary

51 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nashville
— 6 nights
2
Jackson
— 6 nights
3
Memphis
— 7 nights
4
Elizabethton
— 3 nights
5
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 14 nights
6
Knoxville
— 6 nights
7
Ducktown
— 1 night
8
Chattanooga
— 7 nights

6
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (McLemore House & Winstead Hill Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Nashville. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

6
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson side-trips: Shiloh National Military Park (in Shiloh), Brownsville (West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center & Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School) and Cherry Mansion (in Savannah). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Samuel T Bryant Distillery, stroll around Eiffel Tower Park, see the interesting displays at Discovery Park of America, and immerse yourself in nature at Pinson Mounds State Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip maker app.

Getting from Nashville to Jackson by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Jackson can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Grand Junction, Brownsville, Shiloh National Military Park, Discovery Park of America, The West Tennessee Agriculture Museum
Highlights from your plan
Samuel T Bryant Distillery ©
Samuel T Bryant Distillery
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Discovery Park of America ©
Discovery Park of America

7
nights
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.
Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Mid South Military Museum in Atoka--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Memphis takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Elizabethton.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mid South Military Museum
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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Elizabethton

Elizabethton ©
Elizabethton is a city in, and the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee, United States. Explore Elizabethton's surroundings by going to Jonesborough (Tennessee Hills Distillery & International Storytelling Center), River Rafting & Tubing (in Erwin) and Backbone Rock Waterfall (in Shady Valley). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Cherokee National Forest, appreciate the history behind Veterans' Monument, find something for the whole family at Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, and sample the fine beverages at East Tennessee Distillery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Elizabethton trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Memphis to Elizabethton. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Memphis in June: high temperatures in Elizabethton hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Elizabethton

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jonesborough, Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, East Tennessee Distillery, Roan Mountain State Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Hills Distillery ©
Tennessee Hills Distillery
Cherokee National Forest ©
Cherokee National Forest
River Rafting & Tubing

14
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Elizabethton to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Knoxville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

6
nights
Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore Knoxville's surroundings by going to Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline), Cocke County Moonshine Distillery (in Newport) and Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway & Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Dollywood, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Knoxville trip builder site.

Traveling by bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Knoxville takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Ducktown.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Hartford, Sevierville, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

1
night
Ducktown

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. On the 24th (Fri), explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., see the interesting displays at Ducktown Basin Museum, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ducktown itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Ducktown takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Ducktown

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Ocoee Outdoors, Inc.
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ducktown Basin Museum ©
Ducktown Basin Museum

7
nights
Chattanooga

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chattanooga: Ocoee HorseRide (in Charleston), Ocoee (Adventures Unlimited & River Rafting & Tubing) and Savannah Oaks Winery (in Delano). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ducktown to Chattanooga takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Ducktown in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Chattanooga, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocoee, Cumberland Caverns, Ocoee HorseRide, University of the South, Savannah Oaks Winery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

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