18 days in Atlanta & Tennessee Itinerary

18 days in Atlanta & Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Thomaston
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: Thomaston

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
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: Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange) and Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, put a fun spin on your tour with The Escape Game Atlanta, immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, and admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta online attractions 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hills & Dales Estate, Booth Western Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Hills & Dales Estate ©
Hills & Dales Estate

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Atlanta to Gatlinburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 8th (Mon), walk around High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area, get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, then make a trip to Market Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Knoxville holiday maker.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Knoxville in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Knoxville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Highlights from your plan
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society
Market Square ©
Market Square
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chattanooga: Ocoee (Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. & Adventures Unlimited) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ducktown). There's much more to do: 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, stroll through Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and Head underground at Ruby Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Knoxville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocoee, River Rafting & Tubing, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
River Rafting & Tubing
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
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, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and visit Downtown Nashville.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis
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.
When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately Tunica away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Graceland, sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Memphis trip builder website.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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