Explore the incredibly rich state of Tennessee in your next holiday to America! This road trip will take you across the most popular destinations in Tennessee, offering a fantastic blend of attractions covering music, history, scenic views and wildlife.
Your Deep South holiday begins in Nashville, a mecca for country music fans. Visit Opryland the home of the world-famous country music show, the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which details the history of country music through various costumes, manuscripts and instruments. The museum also houses several temporary exhibitions which feature Country Music Hall of Fame inductees. Away from the music scene, visitors can explore the 1853 Greek Revival mansion at Belle Meade Plantation.
You’ll then reach your next stop, Pigeon Forge, the best place to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of America’s most visited National Parks, this is also a designated International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site. Hike and drive away to admire the breathtaking views at Clingmans Dome before heading back and catching a play at one of the dozen theatres in town – featuring country music, Broadway tunes, comedy or even magic! The fun continues with a visit to one of the Theme Parks and attractions by superstar Dolly Parton: Dollywood, Splash Country and more.
Next, you’ll arrive at the charming city of Chattanooga, a cosmopolitan city nestled along the beautiful Tennessee River featuring world-class attractions, breathtaking mountain views and a beautiful riverfront. Visit the must-see 1909 railway station Chattanooga Choo Choo before going to the Tennessee Aquarium, the world’s largest freshwater aquarium. Enjoy the next day hiking at the majestic Lookout mountains and witnessing the incredible Ruby Falls!
Now you’ll briefly enter the state of Alabama for your next stop in Huntsville. Venture at the state’s no.1 tourism attraction – the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which celebrates NASA’s history and future. Witness the wonders that launched man into space at the largest and most comprehensive space-flight museum in the world.
Your last stop is Memphis, famous as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, legendary ‘King of Rock’ n Roll’ and site of Graceland. Memphis is known for music, not only rock ‘n roll but also for blues and soul. Music fans from all over the world stroll down legendary Beale Street in the downtown area, where you will have ample opportunity to sample the famous Memphis soul food and enjoy the entertainment in any of the 25 music venues along the route.
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Flights from Dublin to Nashville and return from Memphis with American Airlines.
1 checked bag per person roundtrip
Fully inclusive car hire for 8 days (one way drop off fee of approx. $124 to be paid locally)
Based on 2 adults sharing
Travelling June 2023