7 days in Tennessee & Bryson City Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee & Bryson City Itinerary

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Memphis
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Bryson City
— 1 day
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
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Knoxville
— Few hours
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night

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Memphis

Memphis

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 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Graceland, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis sightseeing planning tool.

Los Angeles to Memphis is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Memphis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bryson City.

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Graceland
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Sun Studio
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Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, then examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bryson City online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Bryson City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, taxi, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Bryson City due to the time zone difference. In September, Bryson City is little chillier than Memphis - with highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Bryson City

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

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.
On the 1st (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then find something for the whole family at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planning website.

You can drive from Bryson City to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge and then cool off at Dollywood.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip maker tool.

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

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Dollywood
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Entertainment Center
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
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Knoxville

Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Knoxville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Knoxville takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You will leave for Chattanooga on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get your game on at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, Head underground at Ruby Falls, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
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Nashville

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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 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville. In October, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

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