17 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

17 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

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17 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Show Low
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Johnson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Knoxville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chattanooga
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Benton
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Show Low

2
nights
Johnson City

Johnson City ©
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johnson City: Greeneville (Buffalo Trail Orchard & Dickson Williams Mansion), Shady Valley (Backbone Rock & Backbone Rock Waterfall) and Steele Creek Park (in Bristol). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, contemplate the long history of Christopher Taylor House, take an in-depth tour of Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum, and examine the collection at B. Carroll Reece Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Johnson City planning site .

Show Low to Johnson City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Show Low to Johnson City is 2 hours. Traveling from Show Low in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Johnson City, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Johnson City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jonesborough, Greeneville, Bristol, Shady Valley, Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Steele Creek Park ©
Steele Creek Park
B. Carroll Reece Museum ©
B. Carroll Reece Museum
Dickson Williams Mansion ©
Dickson Williams Mansion

4
nights
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Panther Creek State Park (in Morristown), Tri State Peak Trail (in Cumberland Gap) and Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Market Square, admire the striking features of First Baptist Church, immerse yourself in nature at Frozen Head State Park, and identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Knoxville trip planner.

Getting from Johnson City to Knoxville by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bald River Falls, Frozen Head State Park, Panther Creek State Park, Tri State Peak Trail
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Market Square ©
Market Square
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center

5
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.
Chattanooga is known for zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, enjoy breathtaking views from Ruby Falls, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip builder website .

Getting from Knoxville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Benton.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

4
nights
Benton

Benton is a town in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Explore Benton's surroundings by going to Charles Hall Museum (in Tellico Plains), Copperhill (Christmas is Here! & Horseback Riding Tours) and Ducktown Basin Museum (in Ducktown). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Benton Falls Hike, contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., and learn about winemaking at Savannah Oaks Winery.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Benton travel planning tool .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Benton in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Benton are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Benton

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocoee, Ducktown Basin Museum, Charles Hall Museum, Christmas is Here!, Savannah Oaks Winery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Benton Falls Hike ©
Benton Falls Hike
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited