6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Sevierville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Visit Lotz House Museum and Cannonsburgh Village for their historical value. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, admire the landmark architecture of The Parthenon, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip maker .

Philadelphia to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Cannonsburgh Village
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, make a trip to Beale Street, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Memphis day trip site .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sevierville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

1
night
Sevierville

Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
On the 22nd (Thu), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then get your game on at Four Sisters Old Time Photo, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sevierville tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Sevierville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Sevierville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sevierville, with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sevierville

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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