56 days in Tennessee Itinerary

56 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee visit planner
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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Memphis
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Memphis
— 10 nights
Fly
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Knoxville
— 7 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 12 nights
Drive
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Ducktown
— 1 night
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 8 nights
Drive
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Lynchburg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 12 nights
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Memphis — 10 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Memphis: Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School (in Brownsville), WC Johnson Park (in Collierville) and Jackson (Samuel T Bryant Distillery & Century Farm Winery). The adventure continues: make a trip to Graceland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis tour planner.

Exeter, UK to Memphis is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Exeter to Memphis, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Knoxville.
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Knoxville — 7 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Knoxville: Cades Cove Museum (in Maryville), Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and McFee Park (in Farragut). And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Market Square, take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls, and cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Knoxville tour planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Knoxville in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Knoxville. Traveling from Memphis in July, expect little chillier with lows of 69°F in Knoxville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 12 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway (in Sevierville) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome, Abrams Falls Trail, &more). Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, make a splash at Dollywood, and trek along Alum Cave Trail.

Before you visit Gatlinburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In August in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Ducktown.
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Ducktown — 1 night

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Christmas is Here!, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Copperhill Brewery, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Buck Bald Brewing, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ducktown online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Ducktown takes 3 hours. Traveling from Gatlinburg in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Ducktown, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 8 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Benton Falls Hike (in Benton), River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee) and Ocoee HorseRide (in Charleston). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, pause for some photo ops at Law Enforcement Memorial, explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, and take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Ducktown to Chattanooga in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ducktown in August; daily highs in Chattanooga reach 89°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Lynchburg.
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Lynchburg — 5 nights

Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Get out of town with these interesting Lynchburg side-trips: Falls Mill (in Belvidere), Lyon Family Farms (in Taft) and Harvey's Garden (in Winchester). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Whiskey Bent Tours, learn about winemaking at Lynchburg Winery, sample the fine beverages at Cave Spring Hollow, and contemplate the long history of Milky Way Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lynchburg visit planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Lynchburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chattanooga to Lynchburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chattanooga in August since evenings lows in Lynchburg dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 12 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carter House, Carnton, &more), Room Escape Games (in Murfreesboro) and Cookeville (Hix Farm Brewery & Tennessee Legend Distillery). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nashville itinerary site.

Drive from Lynchburg to Nashville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Tennessee travel guide

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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.
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