8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
End: New York City

2
nights
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 25th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis visit planning app.

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Memphis reach 73°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

S.Y. Wilson and Company, Covington's Historic Square
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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): shop like a local with Gallery 202, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, shop like a local with David Arms Gallery, then shop like a local with The Copper Fox Gallery, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and then look for gifts at Smith Creek Moonshine.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Nashville are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Fowler's Clay Works or Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Do some cultural sightseeing at Thomas Kinkade Gallery & Gifts and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, and do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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