8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Knoxville
— 1 night

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Memphis

Memphis

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, Beale Street, and other attractions you added. On the 26th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Graceland, then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip planner.

Dallas to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Memphis to be little chillier, temps between 87°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
You've added Grand Ole Opry, The Parthenon, Honky Tonk Central, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, Nashville is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dollywood, Smoky Mountain Winery and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Smoky Mountain Winery and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg online route planner.

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In September in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Smoky Mountain Winery ©
Smoky Mountain Winery
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes McKay Used Books & CDs as well as Ijams Nature Center.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Knoxville online trip builder.

Getting from Gatlinburg to Knoxville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center

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