8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Maryville
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights

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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 13th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky.

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Charlotte to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. On the 17th (Thu), cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then contemplate the waterfront views at Townsend Wye, then stroll through Abrams Falls Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Maryville sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Maryville takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Maryville can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking
Abrams Falls Trail
Abrams Falls Trail

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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 Tennesseeā€™s premier mountain resort destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Maryville to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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