6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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 19th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Graceland, steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then stop by Lansky, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Memphis travel route planner.

Dallas to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in January, things will get slightly colder in Memphis: highs are around 50°F and lows about 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, get in on the family fun at Dollywood, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then find something for the whole family at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. January in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gatlinburg
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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