9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Graceland, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. On the next day, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter Catholic Church.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Memphis is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in April; daily highs in Memphis reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

3
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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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, stop by The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville road trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): cool off at Dollywood, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge journey maker website.

Getting from Nashville to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Theme Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.