10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee holiday planner

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Union City
— 1 day
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
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Union City

— 1 day
Union City is a city located in Obion County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Discovery Park of America.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Union City online holiday planner.

Memphis to Union City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Memphis in October, with highs in Union City at 72°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Union City

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

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 12th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Cheekwood, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, then see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at McGavock Confederate Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Franklin.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Union City to Nashville in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nashville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery, then take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, and finally learn about winemaking at The Georgia Winery. On your second day here, take a stroll through Bluff View Art District, then sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, and finally Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip tool.

Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Biltmore and Sugarland Cellars. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Rockefeller Memorial. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Rowdy Bear Mountain, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip app.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, then Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, then explore and take pictures at Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Appalachia. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Baptist Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ijams Nature Center, and then engage your brain at American Museum of Science and Energy.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Knoxville online tour builder.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Knoxville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
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.