7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Queenstown
Fly:  28​h
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Franklin
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  27​h
Queenstown

2
days
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 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Tuckaleechee Caverns, then do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars Winery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planner .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Gatlinburg is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Queenstown to Gatlinburg. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns

2
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Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Carnton and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Carter House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Franklin travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Franklin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Franklin due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Franklin are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Franklin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
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Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carter House ©
Carter House

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