10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Longview
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Ducktown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cookeville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Longview

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roaring Fork and Clingmans Dome. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Laurel Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, stroll through Grotto Falls Trail, hike along Chimney Tops Trail, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg travel itinerary planner .

Longview to Gatlinburg is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Longview to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Longview in June, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Gatlinburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ducktown.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Forbidden Caverns, River Rafting & Tubing, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse ©
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

1
night
Ducktown

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ducktown trip website .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Ducktown by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cookeville.

Things to do in Ducktown

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Cookeville

Cookeville ©
Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Burgess Falls State Park, then contemplate the long history of Sparta Rock House, and then admire the sheer force of Virgin Falls State Natural Area. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cummins Falls State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cookeville trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Ducktown to Cookeville takes 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ducktown to Cookeville due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Cookeville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cookeville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sparta, DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Cummins Falls State Park ©
Cummins Falls State Park
Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls State Park
Virgin Falls State Natural Area ©
Virgin Falls State Natural Area

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