7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  5​h
1
Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ducktown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

few
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street and then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis online tour itinerary planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Memphis, with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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 8th (Sun): wander the streets of The District, then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Memphis in September since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ducktown.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

1
night
Ducktown

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Fields of the Wood, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc..

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ducktown route planner .

Drive from Nashville to Ducktown in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Nashville in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Ducktown, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Ducktown

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Fields of the Wood, Ocoee Outdoors, Inc.
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River Rafting & Tubing
Fields of the Wood ©
Fields of the Wood

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Roaring Fork. Escape the urban bustle at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Max Patch (in Hot Springs) and Cataloochee Valley (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Gatlinburg Wine Cellar, and cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg travel route app .

Traveling by car from Ducktown to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. September in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Max Patch, Cataloochee Valley
Highlights from your plan
Max Patch ©
Max Patch
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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