17 days in Atlanta, Tennessee & Kentucky Itinerary

17 days in Atlanta, Tennessee & Kentucky Itinerary

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Start: Thomaston
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
End: Thomaston

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove), Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville) and Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, admire the majestic nature at Chastain Park, make a trip to National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Atlanta.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Atlanta trip itinerary site.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, Booth Western Art Museum, Hills & Dales Estate
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The Escape Game Atlanta ©
The Escape Game Atlanta
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, then test your team's savvy at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chattanooga online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ocoee
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Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

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.
On the 6th (Sat), examine the collection at Graceland, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally stop by Memphis Music. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Memphis vacation builder site.

You can fly from Chattanooga to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hike along Fat Man's Misery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tall Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Cedar Sink Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Echo River, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Green River.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

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Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville trip builder tool.

Getting from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Tours Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kentucky Artisan Distillery, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
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Distillery Tours
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

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Pigeon Forge

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.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Dollywood, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In June in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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