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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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Ocoee
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Graceland, steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Lansky.

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Newark to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in September, expect Memphis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

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Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nashville, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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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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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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 Ramsey Cascades (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ocoee.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ocoee route app.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Ocoee in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ocoee are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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