10 days in Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

10 days in Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

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10 days in Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Covington
Drive:  12​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Covington

7
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Apple Barn Winery, Mountain Valley Winery, Mill Bridge Winery, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork and Deep Creek. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tennessee Homemade Wines and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Andrews Bald Trail, & more). It doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company and take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg route planning website .

Covington to Gatlinburg is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In February, Gatlinburg is a bit cooler than Covington - with highs of 52°F and lows of 34°F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Deep Creek
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then look for gifts at Country View Market, and then take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Glassblowing Studio. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then view the masterpieces at Gallery 202, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville journey planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Country View Market
Highlights from your plan
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park

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