14 days in Gatlinburg, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

14 days in Gatlinburg, Nashville & Memphis Itinerary

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Nashville
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Memphis
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Gatlinburg

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Biltmore and Fowler's Clay Works. Get a sense of the local culture at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Mill Bridge Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Cathedral Of All Souls (in Asheville). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Gatlinburg is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in May since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

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Nashville

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Lotz House Museum. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Belle Meade Plantation will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and have some family-friendly fun at Laser Quest.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville is minus 1 hour. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Memphis.

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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.
Graceland and Withers Collection Museum & Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, explore the galleries of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, stop by Lansky, and make a trip to Beale Street.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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