Start out in Music City and then strike out through Tennessee’s heartland, to old railroad towns and quiet parks. See the stars on the Grand Ole Opry  and make a pilgrimage to Lynchburg, home of that most famous Tennessee whiskey. Tour the sites of Civil War battles, and hear the stories of those who fought.
Arrive in Nashville . Check into a downtown hotel, such as the Hermitage  or Union Station . Eat dinner at the Mad Platter  or Jimmy Kelly’s , and stroll Lower Broadway and the District on your first night in town.
Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame  in the morning and the Ryman Auditorium  in the afternoon. Have lunch at Jack’s Bar-b-que  on Broadway and grab an afternoon drink at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge . See the Grand Ole Opry  in the evening.
Head towards West Nashville. Drive through Music Row  on your way to Centennial Park and The Parthenon . Eat lunch at Martha’s at the Plantation  at Belle Meade, and then spend the afternoon checking out the museum and gardens at Cheekwood . Eat dinner at F. Scott’s in Green Hills.
Go uptown to the Tennessee State Capitol  and the Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library . Then head west along Jefferson to eat soul food at Swett’s  and visit Fisk University  in the afternoon. Catch the show at the the Bluebird Cafe  over dinner.
Drive east to Old Hickory and spend the day at The Hermitage . Explore the home and the grounds of this estate belonging to Andrew Jackson. Grab take-out from Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack  on your way home and enjoy a quiet night in.
Take a day trip to Clarksville. Tour the RiverWalk park along the Cumberland and find the statue of Wilma Rudolph. Eat lunch at Silke’s Old World Breads and explore Dunbar Cave in the afternoon. Return to Nashville  for the night.
Depart Nashville . Drive south to Franklin and visit the Carnton Plantation, epicenter of the Battle of Franklin. Eat lunch at Monell’s, and then spend the afternoon shopping downtown and at the Factory. Eat dinner at Saffire and overnight in Franklin.
Drive to Normandy and visit the George Dickel Distillery. Eat dinner at the Bell Buckle Cafe and overnight at the Walking Horse Hotel in Wartrace. This can be your home base for three nights.
Drive to Shelbyville for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and eat lunch at Pope’s. If it’s not celebration season, then head to Lynchburg to tour the Tennessee Walking Horse Museum and the Jack Daniel’s Distillery.
Drive to Manchester and hike at the Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. Tour the museum and then head to Tullahoma for dinner.
Drive back to Nashville , stopping in Murfreesboro to visit Stones River National Battlefield on the way.