9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Providence
Fly:  7​h
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Franklin
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Providence

2
nights
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 9th (Mon): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then look for gifts at A. Schwab, and then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks. On your second day here, try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Memphis driving holiday tool .

Providence to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Providence to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Providence in September, with highs in Memphis at 87°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing

3
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lotz House Museum and Downtown Franklin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carnton and Franklin Glassblowing Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Franklin: Picker's Creek Winery (in Lewisburg), Cannonsburgh Village (in Murfreesboro) and Grinder's Switch Winery (in Centerville). And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Carter House, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 202, take in the exciting artwork at David Arms Gallery, and browse for treasures at Franklin Antique Mall.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Franklin road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Franklin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Franklin, with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Grinder's Switch Winery, Cannonsburgh Village, Picker's Creek Winery
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carnton ©
Carnton

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Gatlinburg Wine Cellar, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, then learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Village Shops. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Sevierville, see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg day trip app .

You can drive from Franklin to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Franklin to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Shopping Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sevierville, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Sugarland Cellars ©
Sugarland Cellars

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