10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  5 h
End: New York City

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Pangaea, stop by McKay Used Books, then wander the streets of The Mall at Green Hills, and finally browse the different shops at Opry Mills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at BookMan BookWoman, look for gifts at Gruhn Guitars, then look for gifts at Third Man Records, then relax and rejuvenate at Adagio Maasage Co. & Spa, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Nashville are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Shopping Spas Neighborhoods
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Opry Mills ©
Opry Mills
Third Man Records ©
Third Man Records
Pangaea ©
Pangaea

2
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.
Shop till you drop at Tanger Outlets Sevierville and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Pigeon River Pottery, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Oak Haven Resort, and make a splash at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge visit planner.

Getting from Nashville to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Spas Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Sevierville
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The Spa at Oak Haven Resort ©
The Spa at Oak Haven Resort
Tanger Outlets Sevierville ©
Tanger Outlets Sevierville
Smoky Mountain Massage Therapy ©
Smoky Mountain Massage Therapy

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.
Head to The Village Shops and Ely's Millfor plenty of shopping. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Franklin (Whistle Stop Mall & Cowee Gift Shop & Mason Mountain Mine). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Smoky Mountain Angler and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg visit planning site.

Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. In November, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen at The Village ©
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen at The Village
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ©
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery ©
Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery

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