15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

15 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee planner

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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Ocoee
— 2 nights
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Maryville
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
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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.
Attractions like Grand Ole Opry and Downtown Nashville make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to Country View Market or Gallery 202. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Franklin to see David Arms Gallery about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, buy something for everyone on your list at Opry Mills, and take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville vacation builder website.

Dallas to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dallas in May since evenings lows in Nashville dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Shopping · Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Ocoee

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Wed), relax and float downstream with Adventures Unlimited and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls, then learn about winemaking at Savannah Oaks Winery, and then let the river carry you with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc..

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ocoee trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Ocoee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Traveling from Nashville to Ocoee, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Ocoee sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Maryville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Maryville

— 1 night
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. On the 24th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, explore and take pictures at Rich Mountain Road, and then admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Maryville online trip planner.

Getting from Ocoee to Maryville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Maryville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 7 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.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and The Old Mill Candy Kitchen will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Chimneys Picnic Area and Roaring Fork. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Sun) at Dollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, take a memorable drive along Little River Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg tour planner.

Drive from Maryville to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

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.