9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights

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Gatlinburg

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.
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip builder.

Madison to Gatlinburg is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madison in August: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 87°F and lows are around 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Rainbow Falls Trail
Rainbow Falls Trail

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Laurel Falls, Chimney Tops Trail and Newfound Gap Road. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, and then hike along Charlies Bunion. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road and then hike along Chimney Tops Trail.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel route planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

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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.
You've now added Wiseacre Brewery to your itinerary. On the next day, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wiseacre Brewery and then make a trip to Beale Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Memphis route maker site.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Memphis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Memphis

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Saint Louis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Memphis in August since evenings lows in Saint Louis dip to 66°F. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

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City Museum ©
City Museum

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