7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Adamsville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Memphis online route planner .

Chicago to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect Memphis to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Adamsville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

1
night
Adamsville

Adamsville ©
Adamsville is a town in Hardin and McNairy counties, Tennessee. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Buford Pusser Home and Museum, then stroll the grounds of Shiloh National Cemetery, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Shiloh National Military Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Adamsville road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Adamsville takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Adamsville

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shiloh National Military Park
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Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Buford Pusser Home and Museum ©
Buford Pusser Home and Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, then take in the history at Carter House, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Carnton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Upper Room Chapel & Christian Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Franklin.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Adamsville to Nashville in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Mountain Valley Winery, then stop by Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. June in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing, Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Sugarland Cellars ©
Sugarland Cellars
Mountain Valley Winery ©
Mountain Valley Winery

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