10 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Chattanooga
— 4 nights
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Kingsport
— 3 nights
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
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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.
Visiting The Lost Sea Adventure and Bald River Falls will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Coolidge Park and Bluff View Art District. When in Chattanooga, make a side trip to see Ocoee Winery in Cleveland, approximately Cleveland away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Chattanooga Riverwalk, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Hunter Museum of American Art, and have fun at Coker Museum - Honest Charley.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga online trip itinerary builder.

Mobile to Chattanooga is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mobile in October: high temperatures in Chattanooga hover around 76°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kingsport.
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Kingsport — 3 nights

Kingsport is a city in Sullivan and Hawkins counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee; most of the city is in Sullivan County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium and Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Roan Mountain State Park. Explore Kingsport's surroundings by going to East Tennessee Distillery (in Piney Flats), Tennessee Hills Distillery (in Jonesborough) and Veterans' Monument (in Elizabethton).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kingsport trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Kingsport takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga in October, Kingsport is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Knoxville.
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Knoxville — 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tinsley-Bible Drugstore, contemplate the waterfront views at Panther Creek State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Southern Railway Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then gain insight at University of Tennessee, and then identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Knoxville online day trip planner.

You can drive from Kingsport to Knoxville in 2 hours. October in Knoxville sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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