8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Sevierville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Sevierville

Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Get out of town with these interesting Sevierville side-trips: Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine (in Pigeon Forge), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork, Chimneys Picnic Area, &more) and Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse (in Gatlinburg). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sevierville tour itinerary planner.

Anchorage to Sevierville is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Anchorage to Sevierville, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Anchorage in May; daily highs in Sevierville reach 79°F and lows reach 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Sevierville

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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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 29th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nashville online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sevierville to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.