35 days in Tennessee Itinerary

35 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee planner

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Nashville
— 6 nights
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Hurricane Mills
— 2 nights
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Union City
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 5 nights
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Shiloh
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 5 nights
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Knoxville
— 5 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
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Nashville

— 6 nights

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 Lotz House Museum and Cheekwood. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carnton and Frist Art Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro) and Franklin (McGavock Confederate Cemetery & Carter House). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The George Jones, get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, and immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Nashville is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hurricane Mills.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hurricane Mills

— 2 nights
Hurricane Mills is an unincorporated community in Humphreys County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Fort Donelson National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Loretta Lynn Ranch, and then examine the collection at Loretta Lynn's Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Amber Falls Winery & Cellars, then stroll the grounds of Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument, and then take in the history at Fort Donelson National Battlefield.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hurricane Mills day trip website.

Drive from Nashville to Hurricane Mills in 1.5 hours. In June in Hurricane Mills, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Union City.

Things to do in Hurricane Mills

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Union City

— 2 nights
Union City is a city located in Obion County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Discovery Park of America and then explore the activities along Reelfoot Lake. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge, then stroll the grounds of Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza, and then see the interesting displays at Trenton Teapot Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Union City tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Hurricane Mills to Union City by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Union City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Union City

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Memphis

— 5 nights

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.
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Graceland and Elmwood Cemetery. Step out of Memphis with an excursion to Collierville TN Historic District in Collierville--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and stroll the grounds of Memphis National Cemetery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis tour planner.

Traveling by car from Union City to Memphis takes 2.5 hours. June in Memphis sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Shiloh

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Buford Pusser Home and Museum, then stop by Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop, and then take in the history at Shiloh National Military Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Pickwick Landing State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Chickasaw State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shiloh trip site.

You can drive from Memphis to Shiloh in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Shiloh

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 5 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Visit Chattanooga National Cemetery and Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields for their historical value. Creative Discovery Museum and Hunter Museum of American Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: Harrison Bay State Park (in Harrison), River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee) and Rock Island State Park (in Rock Island). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, stop by Bluff View Art District, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

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Traveling by car from Shiloh to Chattanooga takes 4 hours. Traveling from Shiloh to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Knoxville

— 5 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Museum of Appalachia and East Tennesse Historical Society are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Ijams Nature Center and Cumberland Mountain State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Knoxville side-trips: Sweetwater Valley Farm (in Philadelphia), The Lost Sea Adventure (in Sweetwater) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at American Museum of Science and Energy, get engrossed in the history at Homesteads Tower Museum, steep yourself in history at Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gentle Barn.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Knoxville trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Knoxville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 6 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bush's Visitor Center and Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery, view the masterpieces at Alewine Pottery, and see the interesting displays at Alcatraz East Crime Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. June in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.