9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Newfound Gap Road). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Dallas to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in November, things will get slightly colder in Pigeon Forge: highs are around 60°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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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: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, visit Downtown Nashville, sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine, and get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip tool.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Nashville are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

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Memphis

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks and then see the interesting displays at Graceland.

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Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November in Memphis, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

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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.