8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 1 day
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get in on the family fun at Ripley's Haunted Adventure, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg tour planner.

Dallas to Gatlinburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in December; daily highs in Gatlinburg reach 53°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ole Smoky ©
Ole Smoky
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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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.
Step out of Pigeon Forge to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Newfound Gap Road, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Dollywood, contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge itinerary builder tool.

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. December in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

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Drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens ©
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, explore the galleries of Graceland, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, then steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and finally explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Memphis are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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