11 days in Mammoth Cave & Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Mammoth Cave & Tennessee Itinerary

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Mammoth Cave
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Fall Creek Falls State Park
— Few hours
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Knoxville
— 1 night

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Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave
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Lapeer to Mammoth Cave is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Mammoth Cave is somewhat warmer than Lapeer - with highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F. You will leave for Nashville on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Mammoth Cave

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 12th (Mon), get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville road trip website.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Cave to Nashville takes 2 hours. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)

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Fall Creek Falls State Park

Fall Creek Falls State Park
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fall Creek Falls State Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Fall Creek Falls State Park takes 2.5 hours. In August, Fall Creek Falls State Park is slightly colder than Nashville - with highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Fall Creek Falls State Park

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chattanooga day trip planning tool.

Getting from Fall Creek Falls State Park to Chattanooga by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fall Creek Falls State Park in August, with highs in Chattanooga at 89°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery ©

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours and then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Dollywood.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker website.

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. August in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Market Square, then don't miss a visit to Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley), and then identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Knoxville trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Knoxville in an hour. In August in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. You will leave for home on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Market Square ©
Market Square
Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley) ©
Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley)

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