17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Franklin to see Lotz House Museum about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, and see the work behind the beverage with a tour of local breweries.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nashville travel itinerary creator.

Sydney, Australia to Nashville is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Nashville is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Stillhouse, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, and then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium. On your second day here, snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, get great views at Lookout Mountain, and then get great views at Rock City.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga custom trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rock City
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and then get in on the family fun at Dollywood. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Old Mill, admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipline
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Asheville (Biltmore Estate & Blueridge Parkway). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Tops, and find something for the whole family at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner.

Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Biltmore, River Rafting & Tubing, Blue Ridge Pkwy
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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.
Memphis is known for sightseeing, historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Graceland, try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Memphis Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In March in Memphis, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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