11 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Tennessee itinerary planner
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Ducktown
— 1 night
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Clinton
— 2 nights
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Morristown
— 2 nights
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Jonesborough
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Ducktown — 1 night

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): do a tasting at Savannah Oaks Winery. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on The Lost Sea Adventure, then examine the collection at Ducktown Basin Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ducktown tour itinerary planning tool.

Oakland to Ducktown is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Oakland in July, expect Ducktown to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Clinton.
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Clinton — 2 nights

Clinton is a city in Anderson County, Tennessee, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), examine the collection at Green McAdoo Cultural Center, identify plant and animal life at Frozen Head State Park, and then cast your line with Tennessee River Monsters Fishing Guide Service - Striper, Catfish & Musky. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Appalachia, contemplate the waterfront views at Norris Dam State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cove Lake State Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Appalachian Arts Craft Center.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Clinton trip builder website.

You can drive from Ducktown to Clinton in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Ducktown in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Clinton, with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Morristown.
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Morristown — 2 nights

Morristown is a city in and the county seat of Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at General Longstreet Museum, identify plant and animal life at Briarwood Ranch Safari Park, and then do a tasting at Goodwater Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Panther Creek State Park, get advice or help at Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Little Congress Bicycle Museum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Morristown itinerary maker.

You can drive from Clinton to Morristown in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Clinton in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Morristown, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Jonesborough.
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Jonesborough — 2 nights

Jonesborough is a town in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Rocky Mount State Historic Site & Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Gray Fossil Site, and then see the interesting displays at East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, then identify plant and animal life at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, and then sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Hills Distillery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jonesborough journey app.

You can drive from Morristown to Jonesborough in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Jonesborough sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Ruby Falls and Enterprise South Nature Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chattanooga National Cemetery and Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, and see the interesting displays at Creative Discovery Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga trip planner.

Getting from Jonesborough to Chattanooga by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chattanooga when traveling from Jonesborough in August, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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