6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Orlando
train + taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 15​min
Orlando

1
day
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 25th (Wed): meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, don't miss a visit to Graceland, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

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Orlando to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Memphis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Memphis to be slightly colder, temps between 51°F and 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

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Sun Studio.
Memphis Zoo
Graceland

2
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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 26th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, stop by Hatch Show Print, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.

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Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in January, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

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Lotz House Museum
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Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville

3
days
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount LeConte and Charlies Bunion. Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see Cades Cove about 1:05 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, cool off at Dollywood, and head outdoors with The Sinks.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
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Mount LeConte
Charlies Bunion
The Sinks

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