4 days in Tennessee, Kentucky & Alabama Itinerary

4 days in Tennessee, Kentucky & Alabama Itinerary

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4 days in Tennessee, Kentucky & Alabama Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Nashville
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
Orange Beach
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Austin

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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 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Fontanel Mansion and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville planner .

Austin to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in August, with highs in Nashville at 89°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Nashville

#Outdoors, #Parks
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Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park
Fontanel Mansion ©
Fontanel Mansion

1
night
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 21st (Tue), try to win big at Keeneland, admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip planning website .

You can drive from Nashville to Lexington in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Nashville to Lexington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Lexington are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Lexington

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Parks
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Room Escape Games
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

1
night
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 22nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, then try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf, then take in the exciting artwork at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg driving holiday planner .

Drive from Lexington to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Roaring Fork
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Hillbilly Golf ©
Hillbilly Golf
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

1
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Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Orange Beach by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. August in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours

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