9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
3
Shiloh
— 1 night
4
Memphis
— 2 nights

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse and Mill Bridge Winery. Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Chestnut Hill and see Bush's Beans Visitor Center, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Forge Distillery, learn about winemaking at Hillside Winery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg tour itinerary planner.

Denver to Gatlinburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Gatlinburg. Traveling from Denver in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gatlinburg, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Mount LeConte, Hillside Winery, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse ©
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse
Sugarland Cellars ©
Sugarland Cellars
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the history at Carter House, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, and then sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Carnton, then immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville online tour planner.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carnton ©
Carnton

1
night
Shiloh

Shiloh ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Pickwick Landing State Park, then look for gifts at Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop, and then stroll through Shiloh National Military Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shiloh online road trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Shiloh in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Shiloh are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Shiloh

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Pickwick Landing State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Pickwick Landing State Park ©
Pickwick Landing State Park
Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop ©
Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery and then make a trip to Graceland.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Shiloh to Memphis takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Shiloh in September, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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