11 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Tennessee trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive
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Jonesborough
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tellico Plains
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Chattanooga
— 4 nights
Drive to Knoxville, Fly to New York City

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Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mabry-Hazen House, make a trip to East Tennessee Veterans Memorial, and then make a trip to Market Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Sunsphere Tower, then take an in-depth tour of McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, and then stroll through Ijams Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Knoxville road trip planning site.

New York City to Knoxville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Knoxville when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jonesborough.

Things to do in Knoxville

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Jonesborough

— 2 nights
Jonesborough is a town in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. On the 29th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at East Tennessee Distillery, and then sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Hills Distillery. Keep things going the next day: get answers to all your questions at Tennessee Welcome Center- Bristol and then take a peaceful walk through Cherokee National Forest.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jonesborough journey planning app.

You can drive from Knoxville to Jonesborough in 2 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in November, plan for little chillier nights in Jonesborough, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Jonesborough

Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tellico Plains

— 3 nights
Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Tellico Plains side-trips: Vonore (Fort Loudoun State Park & Citico Wildlife Wilderness), The Lost Sea Adventure (in Sweetwater) and Sweetwater Valley Farm (in Philadelphia). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls and cruise along Cherohala Skyway.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tellico Plains visit site.

Traveling by car from Jonesborough to Tellico Plains takes 3 hours. In November in Tellico Plains, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 4 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.
Chattanooga is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga online holiday builder.

You can drive from Tellico Plains to Chattanooga in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip