9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Maryville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Ferry:  7​h
End: Toronto

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Graceland, examine the collection at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally stop by Lansky.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Memphis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Memphis. When traveling from Toronto in April, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Memphis: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nashville online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games Museums Tours

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. On the 8th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove, then explore and take pictures at Rich Mountain Road, and finally take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Maryville trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Nashville to Maryville by car takes about 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail

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nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, wineries, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and make a splash at Dollywood.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Maryville to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Sevier Distilling Company
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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