9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Sevierville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Cincinnati

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary builder website .

Cincinnati to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in May since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nashville driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

2
nights
Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Cannonsburgh Village, witness the site of a historic battle at Stones River National Battlefield, then stroll the grounds of Stones River National Cemetery, and finally learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Oaklands Mansion, then have fun and explore at Discovery Center, then get a new perspective on nature at Earth Experience - Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro day trip app .

Drive from Nashville to Murfreesboro in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Murfreesboro sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sevierville.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Arrington Vineyards
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Oaklands Mansion ©
Oaklands Mansion
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield

3
nights
Sevierville

Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fowler's Clay Works and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Step out of Sevierville with an excursion to Little Greenbrier School in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Eagle Springs Winery, contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and shop like a local with Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sevierville trip planner .

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Sevierville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Murfreesboro to Sevierville is 1 hour. May in Sevierville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sevierville

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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