10 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Tennessee trip planner

Make it your trip
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Johnson City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ducktown
— 1 night
Drive
4
Chattanooga
— 4 nights
Drive to Knoxville, Fly to New York City

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Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Cades Cove Museum (in Maryville), Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains) and The Lost Sea Adventure (in Sweetwater). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, don't miss a visit to Market Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunsphere Tower, and walk around World's Fair Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Knoxville day trip planning website.

New York City to Knoxville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Knoxville to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johnson City.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Johnson City

— 2 nights
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, then find something for the whole family at Kingsport Carousel & Park, then sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Hills Distillery, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Roan Mountain State Park, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then find something for the whole family at Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Johnson City tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Johnson City takes 2 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Johnson City, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ducktown.

Things to do in Johnson City

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Ducktown

— 1 night
Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): walk around Thunder Rock Recreation Area, then stop by Christmas is Here!, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ducktown trip planner.

You can drive from Johnson City to Ducktown in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ducktown can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Ducktown

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 4 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee) and Cleveland (Cleveland Bradley County Greenway & Mash & Hops). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Mountain, explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip planning site.

Getting from Ducktown to Chattanooga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chattanooga when traveling from Ducktown in June, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips