7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Maryville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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 3rd (Sun): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then explore the galleries of Graceland, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis itinerary maker app .

Detroit to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Memphis: highs are around 63°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then see the interesting displays at Carnton, and finally hike along Timberland Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Franklin online vacation maker .

Drive from Memphis to Franklin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Franklin can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Franklin

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

1
night
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then identify plant and animal life at ABR's Visitor & Education Center, then appreciate the views at Cades Cove, and finally admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail.

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Traveling by car from Franklin to Maryville takes 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Franklin to Maryville due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ABR's Visitor & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount LeConte and Newfound Gap Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, trek along Alum Cave Trail, cool off at Dollywood, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg day trip planning website .

Drive from Maryville to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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