10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee attractions planner
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Drive to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Fly to Knoxville
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Johnson City
— 2 nights
Drive

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Knoxville — 2 nights

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 4th (Wed), stop by Mast General Store. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Cove Lake State Park, see human ingenuity at work at Norris Dam State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Appalachia.

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Owings Mills to Knoxville is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In May, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 2 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.
You'll explore and learn at Hunter Museum of American Art and Creative Discovery Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Chickamauga Battlefield. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery, indulge your taste buds at The Georgia Winery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bluff View Art District, and stroll through Tennessee Riverpark.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chattanooga day trip planner.

You can drive from Knoxville to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nashville.
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Nashville — 3 nights

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 Music Row, The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, Grand Ole Opry, and other attractions you added. On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, stop by Music Row, then see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and then see the interesting displays at Patsy Cline Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville online trip planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Johnson City.
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Johnson City — 2 nights

Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County. Your day by day itinerary now includes Tweetsie Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rocky Mount State Historic Site & Museum and Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park and Austin Springs Spa & Salon.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Johnson City trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Johnson City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Johnson City is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nashville in May, with highs in Johnson City at 75°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Tennessee travel guide

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The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.
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