8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Titanic Museum Attraction and Fowler's Clay Works. Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and view the masterpieces at Paul Murray Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Rochester to Gatlinburg is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rochester in August, with highs in Gatlinburg at 87°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Titanic Museum Attraction, River Rafting & Tubing
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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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), steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Nashville trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at Memphis Farmers Market, see the interesting displays at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and then look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. August in Memphis sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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