9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee itinerary planner

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Gatlinburg
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Lynchburg
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Nashville
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Gatlinburg

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum and then do a tasting at Smoky Mountain Winery.

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Minneapolis to Gatlinburg is an approximately 17-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Minneapolis to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect nights in Gatlinburg to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping

Memphis

— 2 nights

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 5th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

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Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Memphis takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Memphis. In August, daytime highs in Memphis are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Lynchburg

Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): do a tasting at Lynchburg Winery, see the interesting displays at Old Jail Museum, stroll the grounds of Lynchburg City Cemetery, then stop by Nina's Taste of Tennessee, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cave Spring Hollow.

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You can drive from Memphis to Lynchburg in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Memphis in August, things will get slightly colder in Lynchburg: highs are around 85°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Nashville, and finally explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The George Jones, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally stroll through Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

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Traveling by car from Lynchburg to Nashville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Nashville are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · 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.