9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Beale Street and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary builder website .

New York City to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Memphis to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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 24th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip builder site .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. June in Nashville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, view the masterpieces at In-Town Gallery, stroll the grounds of Chattanooga National Cemetery, then take in the exciting artwork at Hart Gallery Tennessee, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lodge Factory Store, then steep yourself in history at Signal Point, then browse the exhibits of River Gallery, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chattanooga online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Signal Point, Lodge Factory Store
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Chattanooga National Cemetery ©
Chattanooga National Cemetery
In-Town Gallery ©
In-Town Gallery
Hart Gallery Tennessee ©
Hart Gallery Tennessee

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Ramsey Cascades. Let the collections at Fowler's Clay Works and Titanic Museum Attraction capture your imagination. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, steep yourself in history at The Old Mill, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. June in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum Attraction
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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