8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Sevierville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
On the 18th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street and then stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Memphis planner .

Toronto, Canada to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in May, with highs in Memphis at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

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

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Lotz House Museum and Carter House are in your itinerary. Head to Gallery 202 and Country View Marketfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Franklin (Franklin Glassblowing Studio & Carnton). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, browse for treasures at 8th Avenue Antique Mall, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sevierville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Franklin, Country View Market
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

3
nights
Sevierville

Sevierville ©
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Do your shopping at Fowler's Clay Works and The Old Mill Candy Kitchen. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Fri) at Dollywood. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction and do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sevierville trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Sevierville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Sevierville due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Sevierville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sevierville

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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