8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Rochester
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Rochester

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 17th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at Four Sisters Old Time Photo, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then learn about winemaking at Goodwater Vineyards.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip builder tool .

Rochester to Gatlinburg is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rochester to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rochester in August, with highs in Gatlinburg at 87°F and lows at 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Goodwater Vineyards, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

1
night
Ocoee

On the 20th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ocoee journey maker tool .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Ocoee by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Nature Parks Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip planner .

Drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Traveling from Ocoee to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Savannah is a city in and the county seat of Hardin County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Buford Pusser Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Shiloh National Military Park, and then examine the collection at Tennessee River Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah day trip planning site .

You can drive from Nashville to Savannah in 2.5 hours. August in Savannah sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Buford Pusser Home and Museum, Shiloh National Military Park
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Buford Pusser Home and Museum ©
Buford Pusser Home and Museum
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Tennessee River Museum ©
Tennessee River Museum

2
nights
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 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Graceland, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Crystal Shrine Grotto, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savannah to Memphis takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Memphis are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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