6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  5​h
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis tour itinerary planner .

Philadelphia to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in April, with highs in Memphis at 74°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nashville travel route planner.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Nashville sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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.
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, then contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Cades Cove, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge day trip app .

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. April in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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