60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Memphis
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Jackson
— 7 nights
Drive
3
Nashville
— 8 nights
Drive
4
Lynchburg
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Chattanooga
— 8 nights
Drive
6
Crossville
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Knoxville
— 8 nights
Drive
8
Gatlinburg
— 10 nights
Drive
9
Bristol
— 4 nights
Drive to Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport, Fly to Little Rock

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Memphis

— 7 nights

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.
Memphis Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Lyceum-The Circle Historic District (in Oxford), Vietnam Memorial Replica Wall (in Tupelo) and Horseshoe Tunica (in Tunica). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Graceland, sample the tasty concoctions at High Cotton Brewing Company, make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Memphis day trip app.

Little Rock to Memphis is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jackson

— 7 nights
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson side-trips: The West Tennessee Agriculture Museum (in Milan), Alex Haley House Museum (in Henning) and Brownsville (Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School & West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samuel T Bryant Distillery, see the interesting displays at Legends of Tennessee Music Museum at the Carnegie, get your game on at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, and do a tasting at Crown Winery.

Plan my trip to Jackson with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Jackson takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Nashville

— 8 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Carter House (in Franklin), Historic Thomas Drugs (in Cross Plains) and Cragfont State Historic Site (in Castalian Springs). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nashville day trip planner.

Getting from Jackson to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February in Nashville, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lynchburg

— 3 nights
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Tennessee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lynchburg: Harvey's Garden (in Winchester), Picker's Creek Winery (in Lewisburg) and Mountain Goat Trail (in Sewanee). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cave Spring Hollow, stroll the grounds of Lynchburg City Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Short Springs Natural Area, and have some family-friendly fun at Shelbyville Recreation Center.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lynchburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Lynchburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Lynchburg sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Wineries

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 8 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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: Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge (in Birchwood), Ocoee HorseRide (in Charleston) and Benton Falls Hike (in Benton). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Escape Mission Chattanooga, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery, grab your bike and head to Enterprise South Nature Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga day trip site.

Traveling by car from Lynchburg to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Crossville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Crossville

— 4 nights
Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Crossville: Sparta (Calfkiller Brewing Company, Nortfield Vineyards Winery, &more), Cookeville (Cookeville History Museum & Tennessee Legend Distillery) and Piney Creek Falls (in Spencer). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Holly Ridge Winery, admire the majestic nature at Window Cliffs State Natural Area, get great views at Bee Rock Overlook, and contemplate the long history of Sparta Rock House.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Crossville sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Crossville takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Crossville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chattanooga in March, expect Crossville to be slightly colder, temps between 56°F and 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Crossville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Knoxville

— 8 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Rocking Chair Farm (in Corryton), The Miner's Circle - Mine Explosion Graves (in Rocky Top) and Maryville (Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards, Cades Cove Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls, take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway, get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, and don't miss a visit to Market Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Knoxville travel route planner.

Getting from Crossville to Knoxville by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crossville to Knoxville due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 10 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Look Rock Tower, Cades Cove, &more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. March in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bristol.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Bristol

— 4 nights
Bristol is a city in Sullivan County, Tennessee, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bristol: Jonesborough (Christopher Taylor House & Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum), Johnson City (B. Carroll Reece Museum & Play It Again Retro Arcade) and Greeneville (Margarette Falls, Dickson Williams Mansion, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum, find something for the whole family at Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, make a trip to Tennessee Welcome Center- Bristol, and go deep underground at Cooper's Gem Mine.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bristol attractions site.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Bristol takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bristol can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
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.