8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Grand Island
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Grand Island

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 5th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Memphis holiday planner .

Grand Island to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Grand Island in May, expect Memphis to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Jump Off Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip planner .

Getting from Memphis to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Tours

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
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

3
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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