7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Fort Myers
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h
End: Fort Myers

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Titanic Museum Attraction and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 9th (Tue) at Dollywood. It doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg attractions planner .

Fort Myers to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fort Myers in July since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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), steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see the interesting displays at 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 next day: browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, admire the striking features of Bowen Plantation House, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nashville tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. 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 Trips

Lotz House Museum, Historic Mansker's Station
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Memphis tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Memphis sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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