9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: College Station
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hurricane Mills
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: College Station

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Peabody Ducks as well as Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then browse the exhibits of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, and finally get your game on at Sun Studio.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Memphis online journey builder .

College Station to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June in Memphis, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hurricane Mills.

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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Hurricane Mills

Hurricane Mills ©
Hurricane Mills is an unincorporated community in Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Loretta Lynn Ranch.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hurricane Mills road trip planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Hurricane Mills in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

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Loretta Lynn Ranch ©
Loretta Lynn Ranch

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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.
You've added Patsy Cline Museum, Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, Ryman Auditorium, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, listen to music at Ryman Auditorium, then see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally see the interesting displays at Patsy Cline Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nashville driving holiday planner .

Drive from Hurricane Mills to Nashville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a splash at Dollywood.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge attractions app .

Drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

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Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You've now added Great Smoky Mountains National Park to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg journey planner .

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sevierville.

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