7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Beale Street and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Memphis tour builder .

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Memphis is minus 1 hour. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Graceland
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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 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 traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games Museums
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Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ocoee, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nashville to Ocoee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Ocoee is 1 hour. August in Ocoee sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Ocoee

Nature Parks Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
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Adventures Unlimited

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nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: cool off at Dollywood, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, find something for the whole family at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Ocoee to Gatlinburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

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Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Dollywood
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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