8 days in Tennessee & Williamsburg Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee & Williamsburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Graceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary website.

Sacramento to Memphis is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sacramento to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Memphis are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville day trip tool.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. April in Nashville sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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Williamsburg

— 1 night
Williamsburg is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Whitley County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Williamsburg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Williamsburg in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Williamsburg due to the time zone difference. In April in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Pigeon Forge

— 3 nights

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.
Pigeon Forge is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

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Drive from Williamsburg to Pigeon Forge in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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.