7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
3
Memphis
— 1 night

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Roaring Fork. Bring the kids along to Mount LeConte and Titanic Museum Attraction. 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. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Tue) at Dollywood. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg day trip website.

Fort Myers to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Fort Myers in July, expect little chillier with lows of 69°F in Gatlinburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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 11th (Thu), take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nashville journey planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Memphis driving holiday planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©

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