30 days in Tennessee Itinerary

30 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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30 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Kingston
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Maryville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Chattanooga
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Jackson
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Memphis
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
End: Kingston

5
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, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

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Kingston, Canada to Nashville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kingston to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kingston in April, plan for much hotter days in Nashville, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown) ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

3
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Maryville: Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains), Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Rich Mountain Road & Cades Cove). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, make a trip to Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Townsend Wye, and let little ones run wild at McFee Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Maryville journey planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Maryville in 3 hours. Traveling from Nashville to Maryville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Maryville, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville, McFee Park, Bald River Falls, Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©

6
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy & Sevier Distilling Company). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, hike along Alum Cave Trail, admire all the interesting features of Little River Road, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Maryville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chattanooga side-trips: Ocoee HorseRide (in Charleston), Grundy Forest Natural Area (in Tracy City) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, Head underground at Ruby Falls, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery, and sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip planning tool .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga by car takes about 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tennessee, River Rafting & Tubing, University of the South, Piney Creek Falls, Grundy Forest Natural Area
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

5
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Union City (Discovery Park of America & Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge), The Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association (in Parkers Crossroads) and The West Tennessee Agriculture Museum (in Milan). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC, take in the history at Shiloh National Military Park, see the interesting displays at Legends of Tennessee Music Museum at the Carnegie, and immerse yourself in nature at Pinson Mounds State Park.

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Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Jackson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Chattanooga to Jackson, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Union City, Parks Cemetery Ridge Confederate Memorial Plaza, Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School, Cherry Mansion, Shiloh National Military Park
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Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC ©
Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum ©
Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: Mid South Military Museum (in Atoka) and Collierville TN Historic District (in Collierville). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Graceland, take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Memphis road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jackson to Memphis takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Memphis are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mid South Military Museum, Collierville TN Historic District
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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