17 days in Atlanta & Tennessee Itinerary

17 days in Atlanta & Tennessee Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Benton
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove), Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange) and Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Atlanta, and immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Atlanta visit planner.

Thomaston to Atlanta is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Atlanta are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
The Escape Game Atlanta ©
The Escape Game Atlanta
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

4
nights
Gatlinburg

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy (in Sevierville). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Gatlinburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail, and hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In June, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Benton.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

1
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Benton

Benton ©
Benton is a town in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Benton travel tool.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Benton with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Benton are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Benton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Downtown Presbyterian Church.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville travel route builder website.

You can drive from Benton to Nashville in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

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Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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Memphis

Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 16th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Graceland, stop by Lansky, then steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, and finally steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: gain insight at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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