9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Zipline and Roaring Fork. Head to Fowler's Clay Works and Wood Signs of Gatlinburgfor plenty of shopping. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, make a splash at Dollywood, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder app.

Greenville to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Must see
Zipline
4.9
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Must see
Roaring Fork
4.8

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then get a taste of the local shopping with Franklin Glassblowing Studio, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 202, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then stop by Downtown Nashville.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville online attractions planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. April in Nashville sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games · Shopping

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Highlights from your trip

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Memphis

Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to Graceland, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, then deepen your understanding at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and finally stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Memphis day trip site.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Highlights from your trip
Must see
Graceland
4.4
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Historic Site
Sun Studio
4.7

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