7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Saint Louis

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Get some cultural insight at Titanic Museum Attraction and Fowler's Clay Works. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 18th (Tue) at Dollywood. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, contemplate the long history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, get your game on at Mysterious Mansion, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online tour itinerary planner .

Saint Louis to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection 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 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then admire the striking features of Bowen Plantation House, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville online vacation planner .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville. June in Nashville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Historic Mansker's Station
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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