7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, look for gifts at Memphis Music, then explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally stop by Center for Southern Folklore.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip planning website .

Los Angeles to Memphis is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Memphis reach 77°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Little Greenbrier School and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Mill Bridge Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Charlies Bunion & Cades Cove). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail.

Make your Pigeon Forge itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Memphis to Pigeon Forge takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pigeon Forge, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Market Square, then steep yourself in history at Historic Southern Railway Station, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Knoxville trip maker site .

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Knoxville in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Knoxville are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Historic Southern Railway Station ©
Historic Southern Railway Station
Market Square ©
Market Square

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night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Nashville trip maker app .

Getting from Knoxville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Nashville. October in Nashville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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