10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Fly to Knoxville, Drive to Chattanooga
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
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Kingsport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Creative Discovery Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Fall Creek Falls and River Rafting & Tubing. The adventure continues: hike along Tennessee Riverpark, look for gifts at Moon Pie General Store, explore the engaging exhibits at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, and stop by Bluff View Art District.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga day trip site.

Boston to Chattanooga is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Boston in July, expect nights in Chattanooga to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kingsport.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Kingsport

— 2 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. On the 4th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Warriors' Path State Park and then walk around Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Bristol Motor Speedway, get interesting insight from Tours, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kingsport online vacation planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Kingsport in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga in July, plan for little chillier nights in Kingsport, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Kingsport

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 5 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tuckaleechee Caverns and Zipline. Family-friendly places like Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and The Coaster at Goats on the Roof will thrill your kids. Step out of Pigeon Forge to go to Sevierville and see Forbidden Caverns, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, cool off at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park, find something for the whole family at Pigeon Forge Snow, and surround yourself with nature on Bluff Mountain Adventures.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kingsport to Pigeon Forge takes 2 hours. In July in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.