7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Diego

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 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then admire the masterpieces at Dixon Gallery & Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary planning app .

San Diego to Memphis is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Memphis. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in April since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Dixon Gallery & Gardens ©
Dixon Gallery & Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, get all the information you need at Stones River National Battlefield, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Stones River National Cemetery.

Before you visit Nashville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Nashville sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Murfreesboro
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz East Crime Museum and Titanic Museum Attraction. Escape the urban bustle at Clingmans Dome and Chimney Tops Trail. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Newfound Gap Road (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Alum Cave Trail, get your game on at Wild Gals Old Time Photo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

Plan trip to Pigeon Forge with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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