5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chattanooga
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Newark

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 20th (Mon), partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga travel planning tool .

Newark to Chattanooga is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. August in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

#Fun & Games, #Nature, #Parks
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Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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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 (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, then contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planning tool .

Drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

#Neighborhoods, #Nightlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
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 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street

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