8 days in Washington DC, Gatlinburg & Memphis Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC, Gatlinburg & Memphis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Train to London Marylebone, Fly to Washington Dulles
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Fly to London Gatwick, Train to London Victoria, Train to Birmingham

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Washington DC

— 3 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC holiday builder tool.

Birmingham, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Washington DC is minus 5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in June: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 5th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. June in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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 7th (Mon), make a trip to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then make a trip to Beale Street.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis attractions planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Memphis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites
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