7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Toronto
+2
Ferry + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Franklin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Shiloh
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars Winery, examine the collection at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens, do a tasting at Mountain Valley Winery, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online trip builder .

Toronto, Canada to Gatlinburg is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Toronto, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Gatlinburg, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens ©
Hollywood Star Cars Museum ©
Hollywood Star Cars Museum

3
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Carter House, then steep yourself in history at Carnton, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Franklin trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Franklin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nashville
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

few
hours
Shiloh

Shiloh ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Buford Pusser Home and Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Shiloh National Military Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shiloh road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Franklin to Shiloh takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Shiloh

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Buford Pusser Home and Museum
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Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Buford Pusser Home and Museum ©
Buford Pusser Home and Museum

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 (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Shiloh to Memphis in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

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