15 days in Minneapolis & Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Minneapolis & Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Minneapolis
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Minneapolis

— 3 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Step out of Minneapolis with an excursion to Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, get a sense of history and politics at Minneapolis City Hall, learn more about the world around you at Science Museum of Minnesota, and admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis online trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 27°F and lows reach 10°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Memphis.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Memphis

— 3 nights

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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Graceland, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary app.

Fly from Minneapolis to Memphis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Memphis is warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Nashville

— 3 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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

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Chattanooga

— 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): learn about all things military at National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga online journey planner.

Getting from Nashville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Pigeon Forge

— 4 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, catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in February, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.