7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly:  5​h
1
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Springfield

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grotto Falls Trail and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's more to do: examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Knife Works and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

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Springfield to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Smoky Mountain Knife Works, River Rafting & Tubing
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Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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 1st (Thu), see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carnton, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Carter House.

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Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton

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 3rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

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Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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