9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Start: Tyler
Drive:  7 h
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  14 h 15 min
End: Tyler

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 7th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis holiday maker site.

Tyler to Memphis is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tyler in March, expect Memphis to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 9th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Nashville are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, then Head underground at Ruby Falls, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

3
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.
When in Pigeon Forge, make a side trip to see Alum Cave Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

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Drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. March in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevier Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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