8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  5​h
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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 16th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nashville route maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Nashville. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Nashville: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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 18th (Wed): Head underground at Ruby Falls and then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chattanooga road trip app .

Getting from Nashville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Mount LeConte (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take a memorable drive along Cades Cove, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Memphis by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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