10 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

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Knoxville
— 1 day
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Elizabethton
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 5 nights
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Ducktown
— 2 nights
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Knoxville — 1 day

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 8th (Sun), walk around World's Fair Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Knoxville trip planner.

Minneapolis to Knoxville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in May, with highs in Knoxville at 79°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Elizabethton.
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Parks · Wildlife

Elizabethton — 2 nights

Elizabethton is a city in, and the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yee Haw Brewing Co.. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tweetsie Trail and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Elizabethton trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Knoxville to Elizabethton in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Knoxville in May, Elizabethton is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.
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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
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Chattanooga — 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery and Hunter Museum of American Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chattanooga National Cemetery and Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields. The adventure continues: stroll through Tennessee Riverpark, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Bluff View Art District, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga planning tool.

Drive from Elizabethton to Chattanooga in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Chattanooga is a bit warmer than Elizabethton - with highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ducktown.
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Ducktown — 2 nights

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. On the 16th (Mon), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then get a dose of the wild on The Lost Sea Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Citico Wildlife Wilderness and then stop by Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ducktown road trip planner.

Drive from Chattanooga to Ducktown in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ducktown when traveling from Chattanooga in May, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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