9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
3
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights

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Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Graceland, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then don't miss a visit to Beale Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Memphis route tool.

Cleveland to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cleveland in July, expect Memphis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland
Graceland

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Downtown Nashville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Gallery 202 and The Copper Fox Gallery. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Franklin (McLemore House & David Arms Gallery). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, and see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nashville online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Little Greenbrier School. Fowler's Clay Works and The Wood Whittlers will appeal to museum buffs. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, approximately Great Smoky Mountains National Park away. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and trek along Alum Cave Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
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Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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