60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  5 h
1
Memphis
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Jackson
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nashville
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cookeville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Tullahoma
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Chattanooga
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Tellico Plains
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 9 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
9
Knoxville
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Chicago

8
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.
Explore Memphis' surroundings by going to Collierville (Collierville TN Historic District, Morton Museum of Collierville History, &more), Mid South Military Museum (in Atoka) and Covington's Historic Square (in Covington). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and admire the striking features of The Orpheum Theatre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Memphis sightseeing planning tool.

Chicago to Memphis is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in February: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 55°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Collierville, Mid South Military Museum, Covington's Historic Square
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

7
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Shiloh National Military Park (in Shiloh), Grand Junction (Ames Plantation & National Bird Dog Museum) and Cherry Mansion (in Savannah). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Samuel T Bryant Distillery, learn about winemaking at Century Farm Winery, contemplate the long history of Alex Haley House Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Pickwick Landing State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jackson road trip website.

Drive from Memphis to Jackson in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Jackson can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brownsville, Grand Junction, Union City, Shiloh National Military Park, The Veterans' Museum
Highlights from your plan
Samuel T Bryant Distillery ©
Samuel T Bryant Distillery
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Ames Plantation ©
Ames Plantation

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hazen Brigade Monument (in Murfreesboro), Historic Cragfont (in Castalian Springs) and Maury County Archives (in Columbia). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

Plan trip to Nashville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Nashville are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cookeville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Franklin, Hazen Brigade Monument, Historic Cragfont, Maury County Archives
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

5
nights
Cookeville

Cookeville ©
Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Cookeville side-trips: Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery (in Smithville), Virgin Falls State Natural Area (in Sparta) and Edgar Evins State Park (in Silver Point). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Window Cliffs State Natural Area, learn about winemaking at Holly Ridge Winery, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Calfkiller Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cookeville online travel route planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Cookeville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nashville in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Cookeville, with lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tullahoma.

Things to do in Cookeville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sparta, Smithville, Monterey, Holly Ridge Winery, Edgar Evins State Park
Highlights from your plan
Window Cliffs State Natural Area ©
Window Cliffs State Natural Area
Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery ©
Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery
Virgin Falls State Natural Area ©
Virgin Falls State Natural Area

5
nights
Tullahoma

Tullahoma ©
Tullahoma is a city in Coffee and Franklin counties in the south-central part of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Tullahoma: Picker's Creek Winery (in Lewisburg), Sewanee (The Cross, University of the South, &more) and Prichard's Distillery (in Kelso). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Grundy Forest Natural Area, stroll the grounds of Lynchburg City Cemetery, get your game on at Shelbyville Recreation Center, and stop by Nina's Taste of Tennessee.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tullahoma day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cookeville to Tullahoma in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tullahoma can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Tullahoma

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lynchburg, Sewanee, South Cumberland State Park, Grundy Forest Natural Area, Picker's Creek Winery
Highlights from your plan
Harvey's Garden ©
Harvey's Garden
University of the South ©
University of the South
Picker's Creek Winery ©
Picker's Creek Winery

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: Dayton (Swinging Bridge Park & Pocket Wilderness) and Cleveland Bradley County Public Library (in Cleveland). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga, see human ingenuity at work at Chickamauga Dam Tennessee River Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, and explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Tullahoma to Chattanooga by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Dayton, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Greenway Farm, Cleveland Bradley County Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Escape Mission Chattanooga ©
Escape Mission Chattanooga
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery ©
Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery

4
nights
Tellico Plains

Tellico Plains ©
Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Tellico Plains side-trips: Ducktown Basin Museum (in Ducktown), Benton Falls Hike (in Benton) and Ocoee HorseRide (in Charleston). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls, look for gifts at Indian Boundary General Store, cruise along Cherohala Skyway, and identify plant and animal life at Citico Wildlife Wilderness.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tellico Plains online holiday planner.

Drive from Chattanooga to Tellico Plains in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chattanooga in March since evenings lows in Tellico Plains dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Vonore, Ducktown Basin Museum, Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams, Benton Falls Hike, Ocoee HorseRide
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Ocoee HorseRide ©
Ocoee HorseRide
Indian Boundary General Store ©
Indian Boundary General Store

9
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Middle Prong Trail, get great views at Look Rock Tower, stroll through Jump Off Trail, and steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tellico Plains to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In March, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Knoxville.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Jump Off Trail ©
Jump Off Trail
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking

7
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Pigeon Forge (Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, &more), Sevierville (Sevier Distilling Company, Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, &more) and Gatlinburg (7D Dark Ride Adventure, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Knoxville day trip website.

Take a bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Knoxville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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