7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee route planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ocoee
— 1 night
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Taxi to Dalton, Shuttle to Atlanta, Fly to Memphis
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
Fly

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Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Go for a jaunt from Pigeon Forge to Hartford to see River Rafting & Tubing about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a splash at Dollywood, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker.

Columbus to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ocoee

— 1 night
On the 1st (Thu), explore the activities along Ocoee River and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ocoee trip planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Ocoee in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Ocoee

Tours · Adventure · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Memphis

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Graceland, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then make a trip to Beale Street.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis day trip app.

You can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from Ocoee to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Ocoee in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nashville online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tennessee travel guide

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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.