7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Memphis journey tool .

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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 7th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then look for gifts at Gruhn Guitars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville road trip app .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Visit The Old Mill and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Ramsey Cascades in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum Attraction
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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