7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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

few
hours
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 18th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and then take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planning app .

Detroit to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Memphis. Traveling from Detroit in July, things will get a bit warmer in Memphis: highs are around 91°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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.
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at McLemore House. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

1
night
Ocoee

Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Ocoee vacation planner .

Drive from Nashville to Ocoee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Nashville to Ocoee, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Ocoee

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Titanic Museum Attraction and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork and Mount LeConte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg journey app .

Drive from Ocoee to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum Attraction
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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