11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Hartford
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
You've now added Grand Ole Opry to your itinerary. Visit Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Belmont Mansion for their historical value. The District and Lotz House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary planning app.

Fort Lauderdale to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, plan for little chillier nights in Nashville, with lows around 70°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Hartford.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trip

Hartford

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes River Rafting & Tubing. On the 21st (Tue), admire the sheer force of Hen Wallow Water Falls and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hartford road trip app.

Getting from Nashville to Hartford by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nashville in July: high temperatures in Hartford hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Hartford

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 4 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as Zipline. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mill Bridge Winery and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laurel Falls and Cataract Falls. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Shine Company, find something for the whole family at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, and learn about winemaking at Mountain Valley Winery.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge road trip planning website.

Drive from Hartford to Pigeon Forge in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gatlinburg Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laurel Falls and Grotto Falls Parking. Visiting Roaring Fork and Quiet Walkways will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park attractions planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In July, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.