7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Orlando, Florida

2
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fowler's Clay Works and Heartwood Galleries. For shopping fun, head to The Old Mill Candy Kitchen or Old Forge Plaza. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Paul Murray Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip site .

Orlando to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Pigeon Forge reach 53°F and lows reach 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tanger Outlets Sevierville
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Goodlettsville Antique Mall, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 202, then browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Glassblowing Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with David Arms Gallery, look for gifts at Country View Market, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Goodlettsville Antique Mall, Country View Market
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Covington's Historic Square, steep yourself in history at S.Y. Wilson and Company, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Memphis are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Covington's Historic Square, S.Y. Wilson and Company
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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