8 days in Leonardtown, Little Rock & Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Leonardtown, Little Rock & Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Leonardtown
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  4 h
End: Washington DC

1
day
Leonardtown

Leonardtown ©
Leonardtown is a town in and the county seat of St. On the 11th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Old Jail Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, and then browse the exhibits of Sotterley Historic Plantation.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Leonardtown trip planner.

Washington DC to Leonardtown is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Leonardtown hover around 81°F and lows are around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Leonardtown

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sotterley Historic Plantation, Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse
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Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse ©
Sotterley Historic Plantation ©
Sotterley Historic Plantation
Old Jail Museum ©
Old Jail Museum

2
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, see the interesting displays at Heifer Village (Heifer International), then engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, and finally view the masterpieces at The Galleries at Library Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then appreciate the history behind Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Old Mill.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Little Rock itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leonardtown to Little Rock. The time zone difference when traveling from Leonardtown to Little Rock is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Leonardtown in June, with highs in Little Rock at 88°F and lows at 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

The Old Mill
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The Old Mill ©
The Old Mill
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, then explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip planner.

Drive from Little Rock to Memphis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Memphis, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Shopping
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid ©
Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid

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 15th (Mon), stroll the grounds of McGavock Confederate Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, and then wander the streets of Downtown Franklin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Franklin trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Franklin by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Franklin can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Carter House ©
Carter House
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
Get outdoors at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Grotto Falls Parking. Explore hidden gems such as Laurel Falls and Old Forge Distillery. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and explore and take pictures at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pigeon Forge trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Franklin to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Franklin to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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