15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee tour planner

Make it your trip
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Pigeon Forge
— 7 nights
Drive
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Ducktown
— 1 night
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 6 nights
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Pigeon Forge

— 7 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clingmans Dome and The Coaster at Goats on the Roof. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Old Tennessee Distilling (in Kodak), Bush's Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Newfound Gap Road & Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, Head underground at Forbidden Caverns, catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Tampa to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tampa in July since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ducktown.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ducktown

— 1 night
Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): relax and float downstream with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., see the interesting displays at Ducktown Basin Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Ducktown takes 3 hours. In July in Ducktown, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Ducktown

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 6 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walnut Street Bridge and Adventures Unlimited. Attractions like Creative Discovery Museum and Raccoon Mountain Caverns make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: Spencer (Piney Creek Falls & Fall Creek Falls), River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee) and Beechcraft Heritage Museum (in Tullahoma). The adventure continues: get your game on at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, explore the engaging exhibits at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, get all the information you need at Stones River National Battlefield, and take in the dramatic scenery at Benton Falls Hike.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ducktown to Chattanooga in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ducktown in July, expect nights in Chattanooga to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.