15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee travel route planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jackson
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Calgary

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.
Let the collections at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sun Studio and The Peabody Ducks. Step out of Memphis to go to Collierville and see Collierville TN Historic District, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Graceland, get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Memphis National Cemetery, and get to know the fascinating history of Riverbluff Walkway.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip builder website .

Calgary, Canada to Memphis is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Memphis. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Calgary in October: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Collierville TN Historic District
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shiloh National Military Park and Ames Plantation. Visit The Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association and Alex Haley House Museum for their historical value. Explore Jackson's surroundings by going to Discovery Park of America (in Union City) and Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Tour (in Parkers Crossroads). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Century Farm Winery.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Jackson route builder tool .

You can drive from Memphis to Jackson in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Jackson. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Parkers Crossroads, Alex Haley House Museum, Ames Plantation, Shiloh National Military Park, Discovery Park of America
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Discovery Park of America ©
Discovery Park of America
Alex Haley House Museum ©
Alex Haley House Museum

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get some cultural insight at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Visit Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (about 34 minutes away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Mon) at Dollywood. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson to Gatlinburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jackson to Gatlinburg. In October, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carnton & McLemore House). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and admire the masterpieces at Amqui Station and Visitors Center.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In October in Nashville, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

Similar Plans

17 days in Tennessee, Dallas & Chicago BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 27 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 42 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM VIETNAM April, romantic, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans