14 days in Nashville, Gatlinburg & Orlando Itinerary

14 days in Nashville, Gatlinburg & Orlando Itinerary

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Nashville
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Orlando
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Nashville

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate RCA Studio B and Carter House. Lotz House Museum and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Carnton in Franklin, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, walk around Radnor Lake State Park, examine the collection at The George Jones, and explore the galleries of The Parthenon.

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Chicago to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in March: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 61°F and lows are around 39°F. You will leave for Gatlinburg on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Gatlinburg

— 4 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.
You've added Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, Hollywood Wax Museum, Guinness World Records Adventure, and other attractions to your itinerary. Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Alcatraz East Crime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bush's Visitor Center and Fowler's Clay Works. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, get in on the family fun at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and get a dose of the wild on Bluff Mountain Adventures.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Orlando

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal's Islands of Adventure. Explore hidden gems such as Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park and World of Disney. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Tree of Life.

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You can fly from Gatlinburg to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Gatlinburg in April, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping