The home of country music and the blues, and the birthplace of rock and roll, Tennessee has a musical pedigree few other places can rival. As well as a fantastic choice of musical attractions, Tennessee also has great restaurants, beautiful national parks and vibrant cities. Book your flights today and explore the Volunteer State yourself.
The best time to visit Tennessee is from April to October. Warm weather and clear skies provide the perfect conditions to explore all corners of the state. Although summer thunderstorms are common, they rarely get in the way of the regular gigs and outdoor events that take place all over Tennessee.
As summer is peak season in the state, cheap flights to Tennessee can be a little harder to find. If you’re travelling on a budget, you should find it easier to book cheap flights to Tennessee between November and March. Although the state experiences cool winters, it’s normally warm enough to get out and explore.
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Memphis International is the busiest airport in Tennessee. Located around seven miles from the center of the city, it offers direct flights to a good choice of domestic destinations. Some international services also depart from the airport. Once you land, you can continue your journey to Memphis by hire car, taxi or shuttle bus.
Originally named Berry Field, Nashville International is located around eight miles from the city center. As well as a good selection of domestic services, the airport offers a number of direct routes to Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Buses, taxis and shuttle services connect the airport with destinations in the local area.
Located within easy reach of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, around 12 miles from the city of Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport is the third busiest air hub in the state. The most popular destinations for passengers traveling from the airport are Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago and Dallas. You can continue your journey from McGhee Tyson Airport by taxi, bus, shuttle bus or hire car.
A good choice of airlines serve airports in Tennessee, including:
The easiest way to get around Tennessee is by hire car. Even within cities, driving is generally the quickest way to reach your destination. As well as being convenient, hiring a car gives you the freedom to get off the beaten track and get out to explore the state’s beautiful landscape.
If you don’t have a hire car, you can use Greyhound buses to travel between destinations. A limited train service is also available between Memphis and Newbern. Within Tennessee’s cities, you’ll generally find a good choice of buses and taxis available. Nashville also has a commuter rail service linking its suburbs and downtown area.
The undisputed home of country music, Nashville is a fantastic destination for anyone interested in the genre. Live gigs take place across the city pretty much every night and there are lots of iconic country attractions to explore. Visit the Johnny Cash Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and make your pilgrimage to the Grand Ole Opry.
Great Smokey Mountains
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. Incredibly beautiful and very accessible, its one of the most visited national parks in the US and is a must-see during your stay in Tennessee.
The second largest city in Tennessee, Memphis is considered by many to be the home of the blues. The location of Graceland, Elvis’ iconic mansion, the city can rival anywhere else in Tennessee when it comes to live music. One of the best places to enjoy the city’s music scene is the lively Beale Street. Home to a large number of bars, many of which have live bands on throughout the week, it’s the perfect place to party the night away.
Tennessee is split between the Eastern and Central Time Zones.