8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + taxi:  10​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fowler's Clay Works and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Get outdoors at Mount LeConte and Chimney Tops Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Cades Cove, & more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and take a memorable drive along Little River Road.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg road trip planning website .

Vancouver, Canada to Gatlinburg is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Mill Bridge Winery, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville vacation maker tool .

Drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis online trip planner .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Memphis, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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