7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Adamsville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Gatlinburg

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 Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Tuckaleechee Caverns. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planner .

Philadelphia to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in April: highs in Gatlinburg hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Highlights from your plan
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Fentress County, Tennessee, United States. On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Colditz Cove State Natural Area, then steep yourself in history at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jamestown attractions planning site .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Jamestown in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gatlinburg in April, Jamestown is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Jamestown

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, Colditz Cove State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park ©
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park
Colditz Cove State Natural Area ©
Colditz Cove State Natural Area

1
night
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
On the 25th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then take in the history at Carnton, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Franklin online day trip planner .

You can drive from Jamestown to Franklin in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Adamsville.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton

1
night
Adamsville

Adamsville ©
Adamsville is a town in Hardin and McNairy counties, Tennessee. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Buford Pusser Home and Museum, see the interesting displays at Tennessee River Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Shiloh National Cemetery, and finally take in the history at Shiloh National Military Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Adamsville holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Franklin to Adamsville takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Adamsville are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Adamsville

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee River Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Buford Pusser Home and Museum ©
Buford Pusser Home and Museum
Tennessee River Museum ©
Tennessee River Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis day trip planning website .

You can drive from Adamsville to Memphis in 2.5 hours. In April in Memphis, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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