8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Orlando, Florida

1
night
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 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis vacation planner .

Orlando to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train, taxi, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Memphis. June in Memphis sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip tool .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Titanic Museum Attraction and Walker Sisters' Cabin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Hen Wallow Water Falls (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove, contemplate the long history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online holiday maker .

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ©
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

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