9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
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— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge — 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bush's Visitor Center and Bootleggers Homemade Wine. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Forge Distillery and Mingus Mill. Change things up with a short trip to Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and examine the collection at Alcatraz East Crime Museum.

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Orlando to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect Pigeon Forge to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Franklin.
Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Franklin — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Winstead Hill Park, take in the exciting artwork at David Arms, and then relax in the rural setting at Gentry's Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Carnton, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

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Drive from Pigeon Forge to Franklin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shiloh.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Shiloh — 1 night

On the 7th (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Shiloh National Military Park and then examine the collection at Buford Pusser Home and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Pickwick Landing State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Chickasaw State Park.

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You can drive from Franklin to Shiloh in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Shiloh are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Memphis.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Memphis — 1 night

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.
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You can drive from Shiloh to Memphis in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Shiloh in October, with lows around 56°F. You will leave for home on the 9th (Sun).
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · 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.