7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Ocoee
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Memphis

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.
On the 12th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street and then take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis online driving holiday planner.

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in August: highs in Memphis hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Nashville

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 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nashville day trip planning site.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games · Museums

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Ocoee

Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): relax and float downstream with Adventures Unlimited and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ocoee day trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Ocoee by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Parks · Tours

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Gatlinburg

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.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cool off at Dollywood, get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Ocoee to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. August in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.