24 days in Tennessee & North Carolina Itinerary

24 days in Tennessee & North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Memphis
— 3 nights
2
Nashville
— 5 nights
3
Ocoee
— 2 nights
4
Highlands
— 2 nights
5
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
6
Asheville
— 4 nights
7
Corolla
— 2 nights
8
Manteo, Roanoke Island
— 1 night

3
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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Graceland, see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, deepen your understanding at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, and admire the masterpieces at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip planner.

Atlanta to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Memphis. In September, daytime highs in Memphis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

5
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nashville online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nashville, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
Ocoee

Ocoee ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Ocoee River and then explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Ocoee trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Ocoee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Ocoee due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Ocoee are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Ocoee

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ocoee River
Highlights from your plan
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
River Rafting & Tubing
Ocoee River ©
Ocoee River

2
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Dry Falls, then admire the sheer force of Bust Your Butt Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Falls. On your second day here, whizz through the canopy at Highlands Aerial Park, let the river carry you with Southeastern Expeditions, and then get a dose of the wild on Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Highlands using our trip planner.

Drive from Ocoee to Highlands in 3 hours. Traveling from Ocoee in September, you will find days in Highlands are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Highlands

Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours, Highlands Aerial Park, Southeastern Expeditions
Highlights from your plan
Highlands Aerial Park ©
Highlands Aerial Park
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Southeastern Expeditions ©
Southeastern Expeditions

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg day trip planning app.

Drive from Highlands to Gatlinburg in 2.5 hours. September in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee Shine Co.
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Ole Smoky ©
Ole Smoky

4
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (in Chimney Rock), French Broad Adventures (in Marshall) and Falls Park on the Reedy (in Greenville). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Biltmore, cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Corolla.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, French Broad Adventures, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Falls Park on the Reedy
Highlights from your plan
BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy

2
nights
Corolla

A trip to Corolla will add a bit of slow-paced fun to your Outer Banks holiday.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Corolla route maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Asheville to Corolla in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Asheville in September, Corolla is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manteo.

Things to do in Corolla

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Currituck Beach ©
Currituck Beach
Back Country Safari Tours ©
Back Country Safari Tours

1
night
Manteo, Roanoke Island

Manteo ©
Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States, located on Roanoke Island. On the 24th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Outer Banks Distilling, then look for gifts at The Christmas Shop, then enjoy the sea views from Bodie Island Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Jennette's Pier.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manteo trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Corolla to Manteo by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Corolla, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Manteo, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manteo

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trip

Nags Head
Highlights from your plan
Outer Banks Distilling ©
Outer Banks Distilling
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Jennette's Pier ©
Jennette's Pier

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