6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Helicopter Tours (in Sevierville). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and make a splash at Dollywood.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Austin to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in June, with highs in Gatlinburg at 86°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 25th (Fri), take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then see the interesting displays at Graceland.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
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.