7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Franklin
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, take in the history at Carter House, get a taste of the local shopping with David Arms Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 202, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Franklin trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Franklin. May in Franklin sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Carter House ©
Carter House
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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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.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, then stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, and finally contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Memphis tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Franklin to Memphis in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums
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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

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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.
Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Old Forge Distillery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Roaring Fork. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, trek along Alum Cave Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Pigeon Forge takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Memphis to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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