7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Chattanooga
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

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nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Paul Murray Gallery, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Philadelphia to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. October in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Wineries
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Paul Murray Gallery ©
Paul Murray Gallery

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ruby Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga online road trip planner .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chickamauga Battlefield
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Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

2
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.
Grand Ole Opry has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, then stroll around Centennial Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Bowie Nature Park and then examine the collection at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder site .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bowie Nature Park, Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation

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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.
On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, then look for gifts at Lansky, and finally sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip maker .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Lansky ©
Lansky

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