8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights

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Memphis

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), look for gifts at Lansky, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis travel itinerary planner.

Philadelphia to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Memphis. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Memphis, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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Sun Studio
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Graceland
4.4

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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.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Lotz House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantation are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Franklin (Carter House & McLemore House). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, visit Downtown Nashville, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nashville route tool.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nashville, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Must see
Lotz House Museum
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Downtown Nashville
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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

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.
Tennessee Homemade Wines and Titanic Museum Attraction are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford (about 54 minutes away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Fri) at Dollywood. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge holiday planner.

Drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Titanic Museum Attraction
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