10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
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Nashville — 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Get a sense of the local culture at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery. Popular historic sites such as Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery, and see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B.

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Los Angeles to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Nashville, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Nashville is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife
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Pigeon Forge — 5 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

Do some cultural sightseeing at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Visiting Cades Cove and Roaring Fork will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Newfound Gap Road & Rich Mountain Road). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. In October in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Memphis.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Memphis — 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the galleries of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally stop by Memphis Music. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Graceland, then steep yourself in history at Fire Museum of Memphis, and then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

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Fly from Pigeon Forge to Memphis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Memphis are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.