13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
1
Chattanooga
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Fontana Dam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rocky Top
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Chattanooga

7
nights
Chattanooga

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Enterprise South Nature Park, Audubon Acres and Maclellan Island, River Gallery, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bluff View Art District and Creative Discovery Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Expedition:BIGFOOT! and Coker Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Chattanooga side-trips: Morganton Point Recreation Area (in Blue Ridge), Harmony Park Safari (in Huntsville) and Desoto Falls (in Mentone). The adventure continues: take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield and immerse yourself in nature at Red Clay State Historic Park.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chattanooga. July in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Expedition:BIGFOOT!, Morganton Point Recreation Area, Desoto Falls, Harmony Park Safari, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
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Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
Bluff View Art District ©
Bluff View Art District

1
night
Fontana Dam

Fontana Dam ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clingmans Dome, Mt Cammerer Fire Tower and Gregory Bald via Gregory ridge. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Mt Cammerer Fire Tower, trek along Gregory Bald via Gregory ridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, appreciate the views at Cades Cove, then cruise along Rich Mountain Road, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fontana Dam driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Chattanooga to Fontana Dam in 3 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga in July, expect Fontana Dam to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Fontana Dam

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gregory Bald via Gregory ridge, Mt Cammerer Fire Tower
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Gregory Bald via Gregory ridge ©
Gregory Bald via Gregory ridge

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gatlinburg Space Needle, Spruce Flats Falls, Ramsey Cascades, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg Space Needle, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlies Bunion, then hike along Porters Creek Trail, then trek along Alum Cave Trail, and finally trek along Andrews Bald Trail. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls, walk around Mynatt Park, look for gifts at Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, then sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip maker tool .

You can drive from Fontana Dam to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gatlinburg when traveling from Fontana Dam in July, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rocky Top.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Asheville, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail
Asheville Pinball Museum ©
Asheville Pinball Museum

2
nights
Rocky Top

Rocky Top ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Historic Rugby, admire the sheer force of Charit Creek, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Appalachia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rocky Top driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Rocky Top takes 1.5 hours. In July in Rocky Top, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Top

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Clinton, The Secret City Commemorative Walk, Historic Rugby, Charit Creek
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Museum of Appalachia ©
Museum of Appalachia
Historic Rugby ©
Historic Rugby
Green McAdoo Cultural Center ©
Green McAdoo Cultural Center

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