52 days in Tennessee Itinerary

52 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
1
Memphis
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Shiloh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Nashville
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Manchester
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Chattanooga
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Tellico Plains
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 12 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Butler
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sun Studio and The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Memphis road trip planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Memphis is an approximately 16- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In June, Memphis is warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange ©

4
nights
Shiloh

Shiloh ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shiloh National Military Park and Casey Jones Village. Take a break from the city and head to Pinson Mounds State Park and Big Cypress Tree State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shiloh: Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Tour (in Parkers Crossroads), Jackson (The Ballpark at Jackson, International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, &more) and David Crockett State Park (in Lawrenceburg).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shiloh trip planning app.

Drive from Memphis to Shiloh in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Shiloh

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jackson, Big Cypress Tree State Park, Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Tour, David Crockett State Park, Pinson Mounds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Pinson Mounds State Park ©
Pinson Mounds State Park
David Crockett State Park ©
David Crockett State Park

8
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.
Visit Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Centennial Park and Radnor Lake State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Historic Rock Castle (in Hendersonville), Franklin (Carter House, Winstead Hill Park, &more) and Walden Pumpkin Farm (in Smyrna). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, stop by Downtown Nashville, and examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nashville online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Shiloh to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. June in Nashville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Historic Rock Castle, Walden Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

5
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is a city in Coffee County, Tennessee, United States. Get in touch with nature at Burgess Falls State Park and Great Stone Door. Get some historical perspective at Falls Mill and Milky Way Farm. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Cummins Falls State Park (in Cookeville), Tims Ford State Park (in Winchester) and Prichard's Distillery (in Kelso). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, admire the sheer force of Rutledge Falls, and get reinvigorated at Isha USA.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Manchester takes 1.5 hours. June in Manchester sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burgess Falls State Park, Cummins Falls State Park, Rutledge Falls, Tims Ford State Park, Milky Way Farm
Highlights from your plan
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park ©
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls State Park
Falls Mill ©
Falls Mill

7
nights
Chattanooga

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.
Get in touch with nature at Adventures Unlimited and Ocoee Outdoors, Inc.. Change things up with these side-trips from Chattanooga: Fall Creek Falls (in Fall Creek Falls State Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, and catch a live event at AT&T Field.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chattanooga day trip site.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Chattanooga takes 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. In July in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ocoee, Fall Creek Falls, Signal Point
Highlights from your plan
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
River Rafting & Tubing
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

4
nights
Tellico Plains

Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Bald River Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tellico Plains: Christmas is Here! (in Copperhill), Wartburg (Obed Wild & Scenic River & Frozen Head State Park) and Historic Rugby (in Rugby). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Baby Falls, experience rural life at Mayfield Dairy Farm, do a tasting at chestnut hill winery, and stroll around Lenoir City Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tellico Plains road trip site.

Getting from Chattanooga to Tellico Plains by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tellico Plains, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Wartburg, Mayfield Dairy Farm, Christmas is Here!, River Rafting & Tubing, Historic Rugby
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Frozen Head State Park ©
Frozen Head State Park

12
nights
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.
Walker Sisters' Cabin and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Cades Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Pigeon Forge (Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster & Jaws) and Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop (in Townsend). There's still lots to do: trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, and walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Tellico Plains to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In July, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Butler.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

3
nights
Butler

Butler ©
Butler is an unincorporated community in Johnson County in the northeastern corner of the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Gray Fossil Site and Netherland Inn are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Roan Mountain State Park and Cherokee National Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Butler: Warriors' Path State Park (in Kingsport) and Bristol (South Holston Dam & Bristol Motor Speedway).

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Butler trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Butler. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July, Butler is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Butler

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingsport, Bristol, Roan Mountain State Park, Gray Fossil Site, Cherokee National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Cherokee National Forest ©
Cherokee National Forest
Roan Mountain State Park ©
Roan Mountain State Park
Gray Fossil Site ©
Gray Fossil Site

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