6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Charlotte

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.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, make a splash at Dollywood, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planning tool .

Charlotte to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©

2
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip website .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Nashville sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Memphis sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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