7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Taxi:  5​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and cool off at Dollywood.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg day trip website .

Dallas to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in August; daily highs in Gatlinburg reach 87°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

1
night
Ocoee

Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ocoee trip planner .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ocoee in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ocoee can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Parks Nature Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Nashville driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ocoee to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Nightlife
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis route planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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