8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Appleton

2
nights
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 18th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of AutoZone Park. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then make a trip to Graceland.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Memphis route planner.

Appleton to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Appleton in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Memphis: highs are around 89°F and lows about 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nashville tour planning site .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Hartford to see River Rafting & Tubing about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cades Cove.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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