17 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

17 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

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Johnson City
— 2 nights
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Knoxville
— 4 nights
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Chattanooga
— 5 nights
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Benton
— 4 nights

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Johnson City

Johnson City ©
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. Explore Johnson City's surroundings by going to Steele Creek Park (in Bristol), Greeneville (Buffalo Trail Orchard & Dickson Williams Mansion) and Shady Valley (Backbone Rock & Backbone Rock Waterfall). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at B. Carroll Reece Museum, admire the majestic nature at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Hills Distillery, and contemplate the long history of Christopher Taylor House.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Johnson City trip planner.

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

Things to do in Johnson City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Hills Distillery ©
Tennessee Hills Distillery
B. Carroll Reece Museum ©
B. Carroll Reece Museum
Bristol Motor Speedway ©
Bristol Motor Speedway

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Knoxville side-trips: Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains), Tri State Peak Trail (in Cumberland Gap) and Panther Creek State Park (in Morristown). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Market Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Knoxville tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Johnson City to Knoxville in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Knoxville are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Market Square ©
Market Square
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©

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.
Chattanooga is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and get great views at Lookout Mountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Benton.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

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Benton

Benton is a town in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Benton: Charles Hall Museum (in Tellico Plains), Christmas is Here! (in Copperhill) and Ducktown Basin Museum (in Ducktown). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Benton Falls Hike, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, learn about winemaking at Savannah Oaks Winery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Benton travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Chattanooga to Benton by car takes about 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 · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Benton Falls Hike ©
Benton Falls Hike
Ducktown Basin Museum ©
Ducktown Basin Museum