5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Chattanooga
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge and then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip itinerary planning app .

Newark to Chattanooga is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Walnut Street Bridge ©
Walnut Street Bridge

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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): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, 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 go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Nature, #Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ©
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Ramsey Cascades ©
Ramsey Cascades

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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 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry. On your second day here, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville online trip maker .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

#Neighborhoods, #Museums, #Nightlife
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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