5 days in Tennessee & Asheville Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee & Asheville Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge

— 1 night

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, and finally view the masterpieces at Paul Murray Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, trek along Rainbow Falls Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky.

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Washington DC to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

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Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed and then identify plant and animal life at Tumblestone Tours and Transportation.

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Drive from Pigeon Forge to Asheville in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Memphis

— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Graceland, then make a trip to The Peabody Ducks, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and finally don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

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Traveling by flight from Asheville to Memphis takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Asheville to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asheville in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and finally shop like a local with Smith Creek Moonshine.

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Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Nashville, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

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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.