8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee itinerary planner

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Memphis

— 1 night

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 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Graceland, tee off at Cherokee Valley Golf Club, then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, and finally try to win big at Gold Strike Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip planner.

Orlando to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in September, plan for little chillier nights in Memphis, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, and finally walk around Centennial Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville online travel planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Memphis in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nashville, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Biltmore and Fowler's Clay Works. Appreciate the collections at Alewine Pottery and Titanic Museum Attraction. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: It's By Nature (in Sylva), Asheville (St.Claire Art, Asheville Gallery of Art, &more) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Abrams Falls Trail & Cades Cove). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, trek along Grotto Falls Parking, and look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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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.