8 days in Tennessee & Bryson City Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee & Bryson City Itinerary

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Memphis
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Bryson City
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Gatlinburg
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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
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Knoxville
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Nashville
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Memphis

Memphis

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.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Graceland and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Memphis visit website.

Los Angeles to Memphis is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Memphis is 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bryson City.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©

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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
On the 30th (Mon), get interesting insight from Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryson City tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Bryson City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, taxi, and car. Traveling from Memphis to Bryson City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Memphis in September: high temperatures in Bryson City hover around 79°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bryson City to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ole Smoky ©
Ole Smoky

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, then cool off at Dollywood, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In October, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ©
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area, and then make a trip to Market Square.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Knoxville driving holiday tool.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Knoxville in an hour. In October in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Knoxville

Wildlife · Parks
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Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Market Square ©
Market Square

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, then snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium.

Plan trip to Chattanooga with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Walnut Street Bridge ©
Walnut Street Bridge

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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville route builder website.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Nashville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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