9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Sevierville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Graceland. Sun Studio and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: make a trip to Beale Street, see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Full Gospel Tabernacle, and look for gifts at Lansky.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Memphis online journey planner .

Dallas to Memphis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Memphis to be little chillier, temps between 90°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Lotz House Museum. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantation will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: President James K. Polk Home & Museum (in Columbia) and Franklin (Carnton & Carter House). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, browse the exhibits of The Parthenon, and get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Memphis in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Nashville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sevierville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, President James K. Polk Home & 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
Sevierville

Sevierville ©
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, admire the striking features of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sevierville trip planning app .

You can drive from Nashville to Sevierville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nashville to Sevierville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Sevierville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sevierville

Outdoors Adventure Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum Attraction
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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