10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Boston
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: Boston

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tennessee Homemade Wines and Hillside Winery. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars Winery, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, get a taste of the local shopping with Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online tour itinerary planner .

Boston to Gatlinburg is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Wineries, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Hillside Winery
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Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Sugarland Cellars Winery ©
Sugarland Cellars Winery
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Beale Street, then explore and take pictures at AutoZone Park, and then try your luck at Gold Strike Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then take an in-depth tour of Mud Island River Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Memphis when traveling from Gatlinburg in September, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Casinos

Side Trip

Gold Strike Casino
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Mud Island ©
Mud Island
Gold Strike Casino ©
Gold Strike Casino
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arrington Vineyards and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville attractions planning site .

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Memphis in September, Nashville is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

#Neighborhoods, #Tours, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Arrington Vineyards
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Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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