6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville, Florida
Drive + Fly:  5​h
1
Knoxville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: Jacksonville, Florida

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Knoxville online trip planner .

Jacksonville to Knoxville is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jacksonville in June, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Knoxville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Market Square ©
Market Square

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nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, hike along Max Patch, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Knoxville to Gatlinburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Max Patch, River Rafting & Tubing, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery, take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield, witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, then admire the masterpieces at Hunter Museum of American Art, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chattanooga online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Oglethorpe
Highlights from your plan
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Hunter Museum of American Art ©
Hunter Museum of American Art

1
night
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 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, take in the history at Carter House, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Cheekwood.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nashville online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

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 27th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum.

Make your Memphis itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Memphis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©

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