13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Chattanooga
— 7 nights
2
Fontana Dam
— 1 night
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
4
Rocky Top
— 2 nights

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Enterprise South Nature Park, Audubon Acres and Maclellan Island, River Gallery, and other attractions you added. Museum-lovers will appreciate Creative Discovery Museum and Expedition:BIGFOOT!. Get outdoors at Harmony Park Safari and Morganton Point Recreation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Chattanooga side-trips: Red Clay State Historic Park (in Cleveland) and Desoto Falls (in Mentone). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, see the interesting displays at Coker Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bluff View Art District.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chattanooga. In July in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Fontana Dam.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Red Clay State Historic Park, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Expedition:BIGFOOT!, Big Soddy Creek Gulf, Harmony Park Safari
Highlights from your plan
Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields ©
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Mt Cammerer Fire Tower, hike along Gregory Bald via Gregory ridge, take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, thentake a memorable drive along Rich Mountain Road, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fontana Dam visit site.

Getting from Chattanooga to Fontana Dam by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chattanooga in July, with highs in Fontana Dam at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive 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
Highlights from your plan
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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.
You've added Gatlinburg Space Needle, Spruce Flats Falls, Ramsey Cascades, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 26th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg Space Needle, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, trek along Charlies Bunion, stroll through Porters Creek Trail, thentrek along Alum Cave Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Andrews Bald Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls, walk around Mynatt Park, stop by Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, thensample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg day trip planning app.

Getting from Fontana Dam to Gatlinburg by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Fontana Dam in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Gatlinburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocky Top.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Asheville, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Asheville Pinball Museum ©
Asheville Pinball Museum
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

2
nights
Rocky Top

Rocky Top ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Historic Rugby, thenadmire the sheer force of Charit Creek, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Appalachia.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rocky Top trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Rocky Top takes 1.5 hours. July in Rocky Top sees daily highs of °F and lows of °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 Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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