12 days in West Palm Beach, Tennessee & Orlando Itinerary

12 days in West Palm Beach, Tennessee & Orlando Itinerary

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Fly to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Drive to West Palm Beach
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West Palm Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly

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West Palm Beach

— 1 night

Orchid City

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Loggerhead Marinelife Center, steep yourself in history at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, and then stroll around Sugar Sand Park. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Elliott Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read West Palm Beach travel itinerary planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to West Palm Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in West Palm Beach can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nashville.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Lotz House Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at RCA Studio B and Carter House. Step out of Nashville to go to Franklin and see Carnton, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, get a taste of local nightlife at The George Jones, and take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from West Palm Beach to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from West Palm Beach to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from West Palm Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Nashville, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga road trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, then view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens. On your second day here, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, find something for the whole family at The Goat Coaster at Goats on the Roof, then find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip site.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In September in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get in touch with nature at St. Pete Beach and Ormond Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at World of Disney and Fun Spot America. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Madeira Beach), St. Petersburg Museum of History (in St. Petersburg) and Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Fun Spot America, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Boardwalk, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner.

Getting from Gatlinburg to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Gatlinburg in September, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
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.