8 days in Buffalo & Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Buffalo & Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Buffalo
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Buffalo

— 1 night

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, make a trip to Schoellkopf Power Station, and then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Buffalo driving holiday planner.

New York City to Buffalo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get little chillier in Buffalo: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Graceland, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Memphis holiday app.

Getting from Buffalo to Memphis by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buffalo in November, with highs in Memphis at 63°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 25th (Wed), witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Downtown Presbyterian Church, then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and finally see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of The Parthenon, then sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Nashville sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
When in Pigeon Forge, make a side trip to see Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.