60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Henderson
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Butler
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Wartburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Chattanooga
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Nashville
— 11 nights
End: Nashville

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: don't miss a visit to Graceland, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, explore and take pictures at AutoZone Park, and look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc..

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip planning site .

Nashville to Memphis is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Henderson.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Memphis International Raceway
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Room Escape Games
Overton Park ©
Overton Park

7
nights
Henderson

Henderson ©
Henderson is a city in Chester County, Tennessee, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Henderson: Jackson (Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC, Casey Jones Village, & more), Reelfoot Lake State Park (in Tiptonville) and Shiloh (Shiloh National Cemetery & Shiloh National Military Park). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Pinson Mounds State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Mousetail Landing State Park, steep yourself in history at Johnsonville State Historic Park, and examine the collection at Tennessee River Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Henderson online travel route planner .

You can drive from Memphis to Henderson in 2 hours. In June in Henderson, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Butler.

Things to do in Henderson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jackson, Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tennessee River Museum, Mousetail Landing State Park, Natchez Trace State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge ©
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge
Reelfoot Lake State Park ©
Reelfoot Lake State Park

5
nights
Butler

Butler ©
Butler is an unincorporated community in Johnson County in the northeastern corner of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Butler: Bristol (Bristol Motor Speedway & South Holston Dam), Kingsport (Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, Netherland Inn, & more) and Brights Zoo (in Limestone). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Cherokee National Forest, cool off at Wetlands Water Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laurel Run Park, and contemplate the long history of Dickson Williams Mansion.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Butler journey maker .

Getting from Henderson to Butler by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Henderson in June; daily highs in Butler reach 83°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Butler

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kingsport, Bristol, The Carter Mansion, Wetlands Water Park, Roan Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cherokee National Forest ©
Cherokee National Forest
Roan Mountain State Park ©
Roan Mountain State Park
Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park ©
Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park

14
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, & more) and Hartford (5 Rivers Adventures & River Rafting & Tubing). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Dollywood, take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and trek along Grotto Falls Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Butler to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Wartburg.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Hartford
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

7
nights
Wartburg

Wartburg ©
Wartburg is a city in Morgan County, Tennessee, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wartburg: Ozone Falls (in Crab Orchard), Oneida (Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area & Twin Arches) and Cumberland Mountain State Park (in Crossville). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Frozen Head State Park, admire the sheer force of Cummins Falls State Park, have some family-friendly fun at MaxAir Trampoline Park, and identify plant and animal life at Standing Stone State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Wartburg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Wartburg in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Wartburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Wartburg

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Oneida, Cummins Falls State Park, MaxAir Trampoline Park, Indian Mountain State Park, Cumberland Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Frozen Head State Park ©
Frozen Head State Park
Obed Wild & Scenic River ©
Obed Wild & Scenic River
Twin Arches ©
Twin Arches

7
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: South Cumberland State Park (in Monteagle) and Ocoee (Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., River Rafting & Tubing, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Ruby Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bluff View Art District, and snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by car from Wartburg to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. In July in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Ocoee, South Cumberland State Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

11
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Franklin (Winstead Hill Park & Timberland Park), Montgomery Bell State Park (in Burns) and Bledsoe Creek State Park (in Gallatin). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel planning website .

Getting from Chattanooga to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Bledsoe Creek State Park, Montgomery Bell State Park, Rare Bird Antique Mall, Walden Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens ©
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens
Room Escape Games
Bledsoe Creek State Park ©
Bledsoe Creek State Park

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