7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee route planner

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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Ocoee
— 1 night
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Taxi to Dalton, Shuttle to Atlanta, Fly to Memphis
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Helicopter Tours (in Sevierville), Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip builder site.

Richmond to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocoee

— 1 night
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Toccoa River, then explore the activities along Ocoee River, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Ocoee online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ocoee in 3 hours. In July in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Ocoee

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Memphis online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from Ocoee to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ocoee to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ocoee in July, Memphis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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.