9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Verona
Fly + Taxi:  14​h 15​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maryville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Franklin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Verona

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Visiting Roaring Fork and Mount LeConte will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg day trip planning app .

Verona, Italy to Gatlinburg is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Verona in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gatlinburg, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Maryville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

1
night
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail, then appreciate the views at Cades Cove, then cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and finally make a trip to Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Maryville trip planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Maryville in 1.5 hours. In November in Maryville, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Maryville

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bowie Nature Park, then view the masterpieces at David Arms Gallery, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Franklin. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, take in the history at Carter House, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carnton, and finally take an in-depth tour of McLemore House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Franklin trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Maryville to Franklin takes 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Franklin can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trip

Bowie Nature Park
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bowie Nature Park ©
Bowie Nature Park
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Memphis vacation maker app .

You can drive from Franklin to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland ©
Graceland

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