7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fowler's Clay Works and Alewine Pottery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tennessee Homemade Wines and Heartwood Galleries. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

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Atlanta to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and car. Traveling from Atlanta in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gatlinburg, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

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Getting from Gatlinburg to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville. In April, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Museums

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Graceland and then contemplate the long history of S.Y. Wilson and Company. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

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Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Memphis, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.