8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Belleville
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Belleville

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, visit Downtown Nashville, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nashville attractions planner.

Belleville to Nashville is an approximately 4.5- hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Belleville in March, things will get a bit warmer in Nashville: highs are around 61°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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.
Pigeon Forge is known for nightlife, theme parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and make a splash at Dollywood.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge online visit planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. April in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Graceland, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, look for gifts at Lansky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pyramid Vodka, and finally get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Memphis tour itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pigeon Forge to Memphis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Memphis sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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