8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights


Memphis — 1 night

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 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Graceland and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street and then get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

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Las Vegas to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.
Historic Sites · Museums

Nashville — 2 nights

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 13th (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

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Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.
Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Museums

Pigeon Forge — 4 nights

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.
When in Pigeon Forge, make a side trip to see Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and cool off at Dollywood.

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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. In September, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Theme Parks · Wineries
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Tennessee travel guide

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.