15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
2
Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
4
Memphis
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Creative Discovery Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, and then Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

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San Bernardino to Chattanooga is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Bernardino to Chattanooga, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Bernardino in July, expect nights in Chattanooga to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Outdoors · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

Ocoee, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tuckaleechee Caverns and The Coaster at Goats on the Roof. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Bush's Beans Visitor Center. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: cool off at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

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Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge takes 3 hours. In July in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, Townsend, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
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Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carnton and Frist Art Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Downtown Franklin and Centennial Park. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Franklin (McGavock Confederate Cemetery & Carter House). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The George Jones, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum.

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You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Frist Art Museum ©
Frist Art Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton

2
nights
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 21st (Tue): explore the galleries of Graceland, examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Metal Museum, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally make a trip to Beale Street.

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You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Metal Museum ©
Metal Museum

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