10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
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 17th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The District, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel website .

Chicago to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
The District ©
The District

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): do a tasting at Century Farm Winery, then do a tasting at Crown Winery, then browse for treasures at Carriage House Antique Market & Cafe, and finally get your game on at Sky Zone Trampoline Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jackson trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Jackson in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Jackson are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Jackson

Wineries Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Crown Winery
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Crown Winery ©
Crown Winery
Century Farm Winery ©
Century Farm Winery
Sky Zone Trampoline Park ©
Sky Zone Trampoline Park

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited, do a tasting at The Georgia Winery, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Bluff View Art District, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then admire the majestic nature at Cloudland Canyon State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Jackson to Chattanooga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adventures Unlimited, Cloudland Canyon State Park, The Georgia Winery
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Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Cloudland Canyon State Park ©
Cloudland Canyon State Park
The Georgia Winery ©
The Georgia Winery

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, cruise along Newfound Gap, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, then take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, and finally do a tasting at Smoky Mountain Winery. On your second day here, head outdoors with The Sinks, don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, and then cruise along Little River Road.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip builder website .

Drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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The Sinks ©
The Sinks
Little River Road ©
Little River Road
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Forbidden Caverns. Explore hidden gems such as Mountain Valley Winery and Ijams Nature Center. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Hillside Winery, find something for the whole family at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, get to know the resident critters at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge driving holiday planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In June, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Sevierville, Ijams Nature Center
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Forbidden Caverns ©
Forbidden Caverns
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Zipline

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