9 days in Memphis, Nashville & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

9 days in Memphis, Nashville & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Memphis
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Nashville
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Pigeon Forge
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Memphis

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.
Appreciate the collections at Graceland and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Step out of the city life by going to Hampson Archeological Museum State Park and Lichterman Nature Center. Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Memphis holiday planner.

Baton Rouge to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a bus. In December, Memphis is slightly colder than Baton Rouge - with highs of 55°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 1st (Wed), stroll through Centennial Park, then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then view the masterpieces at Franklin Glassblowing Studio, and then identify plant and animal life at Bowie Nature Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In December in Nashville, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, then view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, then explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, then hike along Alum Cave Trail, and finally learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips