8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Sevierville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

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.
On the 13th (Sat), appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Crystal Shrine Grotto, don't miss a visit to Graceland, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip maker site .

Indianapolis to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Memphis. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in July: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 91°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Franklin.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

1
night
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
On the 16th (Tue), witness the site of a historic battle at Carnton, wander the streets of Downtown Franklin, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Franklin Glassblowing Studio.

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Traveling by car from Memphis to Franklin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Franklin are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Franklin

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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carnton ©
Carnton

1
night
Ocoee

On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocoee day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Franklin to Ocoee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Sevierville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Nature Parks Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

3
nights
Sevierville

Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): shop like a local with Fowler's Clay Works, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, and finally contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sevierville itinerary tool .

Drive from Ocoee to Sevierville in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sevierville

Historic Sites Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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