6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
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 18th (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Forge Distillery. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge day trip planner.

Newark to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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 (Fri): explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, then take in the history at Carter House, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. On the next day, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nashville online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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 23rd (Sun): make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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