11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beer Tastings & Tours and Lotz House Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Carnton and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Franklin to see Carter House about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, walk around Centennial Park, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Nashville, and get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nashville travel route planning tool.

San Francisco to Nashville is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Nashville due to the time zone difference. October in Nashville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
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Carter House ©
Carter House
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Raccoon Mountain Caverns. Explore hidden gems such as Walnut Street Bridge and Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. (in Ocoee) and Rock Island State Park (in Rock Island). There's still lots to do: take in the history at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields and put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chattanooga sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga. In October, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Ocoee, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Rock Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields ©
Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Clingmans Dome and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Escape Game Pigeon Forge and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Step out of Pigeon Forge with an excursion to Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery, take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and explore the striking landscape of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge journey planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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