60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Shiloh
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Nashville
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Chattanooga
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Wartburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 13 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Butler
— 8 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

7
nights
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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Graceland, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and hunt for treasures at Memphis Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip website .

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Memphis to be a bit warmer, temps between 74°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

7
nights
Shiloh

Shiloh ©
Get out of town with these interesting Shiloh side-trips: Big Cypress Tree State Park (in Greenfield), Jackson (International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, The Ballpark at Jackson, & more) and Crown Winery (in Humboldt). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Shiloh National Military Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Shiloh National Cemetery, stroll through Eiffel Tower Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Pinson Mounds State Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shiloh trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Memphis to Shiloh in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Shiloh

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jackson, Big Cypress Tree State Park, Pinson Mounds State Park, Crown Winery, Buford Pusser Home and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum ©
Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum
Pinson Mounds State Park ©
Pinson Mounds State Park

8
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville vacation builder app .

You can drive from Shiloh to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

9
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Get out of town with these interesting Chattanooga side-trips: Fall Creek Falls (in Fall Creek Falls State Park), Ocoee (Adventures Unlimited, River Rafting & Tubing, & more) and Isha USA (in McMinnville). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Field, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Experience - Chattanooga, and Head underground at Ruby Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wartburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ocoee, Tims Ford State Park, Isha USA, Fall Creek Falls, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

7
nights
Wartburg

Wartburg ©
Wartburg is a city in Morgan County, Tennessee, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Wartburg side-trips: Norris Dam State Park (in Rocky Top), Cove Lake State Park (in Caryville) and Sparta (Burgess Falls State Park & Burgess Falls). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Frozen Head State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Colditz Cove State Natural Area, explore the activities along Norris Lake, and learn about all things military at Military Memorial Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wartburg trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Wartburg takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Wartburg can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Wartburg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Crossville, Indian Mountain State Park, Cummins Falls State Park, Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, Colditz Cove State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Frozen Head State Park ©
Frozen Head State Park
Obed Wild & Scenic River ©
Obed Wild & Scenic River
Colditz Cove State Natural Area ©
Colditz Cove State Natural Area

13
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome, Ramsey Cascades, & more). Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, hike along Alum Cave Trail, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Wartburg to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Butler.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

8
nights
Butler

Butler ©
Butler is an unincorporated community in Johnson County in the northeastern corner of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Butler: Bristol (Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol Caverns, & more), Roan Mountain State Park (in Roan Mountain) and Johnson City (Freedom Hall Civic Center & Johnson City Public Library). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Cherokee National Forest, have fun at Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, experience rural life at Exchange Place, and find something for the whole family at Putt-Putt Fun Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Butler trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Butler takes 3 hours. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, Butler is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Butler

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City, Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, Elizabethton Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Cherokee National Forest ©
Cherokee National Forest
Warriors' Path State Park ©
Warriors' Path State Park
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site ©

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