8 days in Memphis & Townsend Itinerary

8 days in Memphis & Townsend Itinerary

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Memphis
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Townsend
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Memphis — 1 night

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.
For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip maker tool.

Carthage to Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carthage in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 44°F in Memphis. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Townsend.
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Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Townsend — 6 nights

The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grotto Falls Parking, Clingmans Dome, Newfound Gap Road, and other attractions. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Cades Cove Cellars and take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Townsend trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Townsend takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Townsend due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Townsend, with lows of 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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