10 days in Nashville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Chattanooga Itinerary

10 days in Nashville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Chattanooga Itinerary

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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Atlanta, Bus to Chattanooga
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Bus to Atlanta - Marta Civic Center, Fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nashville itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Nashville. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Nightlife

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 5 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
You've added Alum Cave Trail, Kephart Prong Trail, Rainbow Falls Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Tops Trail, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park attractions app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walnut Street Bridge as well as Chattanooga Choo Choo. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and then see the interesting displays at Chattanooga Choo Choo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Ruby Falls and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Chattanooga tour planner.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chattanooga by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries