9 days in Lexington, Gatlinburg & Cleveland Itinerary

9 days in Lexington, Gatlinburg & Cleveland Itinerary

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9 days in Lexington, Gatlinburg & Cleveland Itinerary

Appleton
Fly:  6​h
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Appleton

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Lexington

Lexington
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington online trip itinerary maker .

Appleton to Lexington is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Appleton in July, expect Lexington to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 67°F. You will leave for Gatlinburg on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Gatlinburg

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Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Clingmans Dome) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Dollywood, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops, and stroll through Grotto Falls Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip 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 July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
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Roaring Fork
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art and then find something for the whole family at Cedar Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cleveland sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gatlinburg to Cleveland by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Gatlinburg in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cleveland: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Theme Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Cedar Point
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Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art

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