7 days in Memphis & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

7 days in Memphis & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights


Memphis — 3 nights

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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, and get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Memphis. In July in Memphis, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Pigeon Forge.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Pigeon Forge — 3 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then make a splash at Dollywood.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Pigeon Forge takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 69°F in Pigeon Forge.
Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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