8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Orlando
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Chattanooga
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
End: Orlando

2
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.
Head to Tanger Outlets Sevierville and Fowler's Clay Worksfor plenty of shopping. Bring the kids along to Dollywood and Titanic Museum Attraction. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge road trip planning tool.

Orlando to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Pigeon Forge, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Tanger Outlets Sevierville, Roaring Fork
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

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 23rd (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, thensee the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On your second day here, pick up some local products at Franklin Farmers Market, thensee a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Opry Mills.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November in Nashville, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Shopping Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Franklin Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Franklin Farmers Market ©
Franklin Farmers Market
Opry Mills ©
Opry Mills

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 (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, thenget to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Graceland and then stop by Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc..

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis online trip maker.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc. ©
Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company, Inc.

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Hamilton Place Mall, look for gifts at McKay Used Books, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Chattanooga in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Hamilton Place Mall ©
Hamilton Place Mall
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

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