13 days in Tennessee Itinerary

13 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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13 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Knoxville
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: London

3
nights
Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Pigeon Forge (Four Sisters Old Time Photo, Dollywood, &more), Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing) and Cocke County Moonshine Distillery (in Newport). It doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Knoxville online journey planner.

London, UK to Knoxville is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from London to Knoxville, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Knoxville at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Hartford, Cocke County Moonshine Distillery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Zipline

4
nights
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 nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Chattanooga takes 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Ocoee
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

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.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Downtown Presbyterian Church, then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and finally visit Downtown Nashville.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nashville sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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