22 days in Tennessee Itinerary

22 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Krakow
Fly + Bus:  18 h 30 min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Chattanooga
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Knoxville
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Krakow

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shelby Farms Park and Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Graceland, browse the exhibits of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis online sightseeing planner.

Krakow, Poland to Memphis is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Krakow to Memphis. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in July: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Shelby Farms Park ©
Shelby Farms Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fontanel Mansion and Carnton. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Carter House (in Franklin) and George Dickel Distillery (in Tullahoma). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and stroll around Centennial Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nashville online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, George Dickel Distillery
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Fontanel Mansion ©
Fontanel Mansion
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and Adventures Unlimited. Get out of town with these interesting Chattanooga side-trips: Fall Creek Falls (in Fall Creek Falls State Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Chattanooga online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Ocoee, Fall Creek Falls, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
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Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Roaring Fork. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Sevierville (Forbidden Caverns & Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, make a splash at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip builder.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, River Rafting & Tubing, Pigeon River
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

3
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, and finally cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around World's Fair Park, take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, then identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Tennessee Distilling.

Make your Knoxville itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Knoxville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Sevierville, Old Tennessee Distilling, Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society

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