9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
4
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
5
Hartford
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stop by Lansky, make a trip to Beale Street, and then examine the collection at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Graceland, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

Make your Memphis itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Newark to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Newark to Memphis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, thenexplore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and then browse the exhibits of Carnton.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Creative Discovery Museum, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and then take in the history at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
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Creative Discovery Museum
Creative Discovery Museum
Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Mount LeConte. Take a break from the city and head to Laurel Falls and Grotto Falls Parking. There's still lots to do: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, get outside with The Sinks, and pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip planning site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Chattanooga to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 6 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hartford.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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Hartford

Hartford ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bush's Beans Visitor Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hartford trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Hartford. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bush's Beans Visitor Center
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Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline

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