6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
On the 4th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

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New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Memphis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

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 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

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You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

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You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.