6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Appleton

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fowler's Clay Works and Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Go for a jaunt from Pigeon Forge to Hartford to see River Rafting & Tubing about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways, and contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary tool .

Appleton to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Appleton to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Appleton in May, with highs in Pigeon Forge at 79°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Knife Works, River Rafting & Tubing
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, stop by Lansky, then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis road trip site .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Lansky ©
Lansky

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