10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Clifton
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Chattanooga
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Clifton

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Crawl Of Fame. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see The Crawl Of Fame.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

Clifton to Nashville is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Nashville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. On the 28th (Sun), you're off toChattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

4
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields and Red Clay State Historic Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Ruby Falls and grab your bike and head to Enterprise South Nature Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chattanooga trip planning app .

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. You will leave for Gatlinburg on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Red Clay State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Red Clay State Historic Park ©
Red Clay State Historic Park
Enterprise South Nature Park ©
Enterprise South Nature Park

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 1st (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, then see the interesting displays at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then stroll around Freenotes Harmony Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip planner .

Drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

1
night
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Titanic Museum Attraction and Dickson Williams Mansion. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Sat) at Dollywood. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and catch some excitement at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planning tool .

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In August in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dickson Williams Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Dickson Williams Mansion ©
Dickson Williams Mansion
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

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