5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
End: Minneapolis

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Graceland, try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Memphis Zoo, and get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

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Minneapolis to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, things will get warmer in Memphis: highs are around 55°F and lows about 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Room Escape Games
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©

1
night
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 10th (Thu): take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then walk around Centennial Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nashville online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown) ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B

1
night
Pigeon Forge

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.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, admire all the interesting features of Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Knife Works
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook ©
Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

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