13 days in Tennessee Itinerary

13 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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13 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  5​h
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Maryville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Tampa

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: David Arms Gallery (in Franklin) and Bowie Nature Park (in Fairview). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), sample the fine beverages at Prichard's Distillery at Fontanel, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and stop by Smith Creek Moonshine.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nashville holiday planner.

Tampa to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tampa in December, things will get cooler in Nashville: highs are around 53°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Nature

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowie Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Chester Frost Park (in Hixson), River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee) and Ocoee HorseRide (in Charleston). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, grab your bike and head to Enterprise South Nature Park, and take a peaceful walk through Greenway Farm-North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. December in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Ocoee HorseRide, Chester Frost Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

2
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. On the 29th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail, then explore and take pictures at Cades Cove, and finally learn about winemaking at Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Townsend Wye, then take a memorable drive along Rich Mountain Road, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Maryville trip website .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Maryville in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bald River Falls
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork and Quiet Walkways. Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, trek along Middle Prong Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Getting from Maryville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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