8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

1
day
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 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, look for gifts at Lansky, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip site .

Las Vegas to Memphis is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Memphis. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in June: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 89°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip site .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Mill Bridge Winery. Take a break from Pigeon Forge 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 18th (Tue) at Dollywood. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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