6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Nashville

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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 7th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner .

Charlotte to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 202, then take in the exciting artwork at David Arms Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Nashville route planning website .

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

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

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll explore and learn at Fowler's Clay Works and Titanic Museum Attraction. Get some cultural insight at Smoky Mountain Knife Works and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg travel planning app .

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In July, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum Attraction, Smoky Mountain Knife Works
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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