19 days in Los Angeles & Tennessee Itinerary

19 days in Los Angeles & Tennessee Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly to Atlanta, Bus to Chattanooga
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Chattanooga
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Los Angeles California Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (NOTE: Fix the three typos in the About section), then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and then look for gifts at The Last Bookstore.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Honolulu to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chattanooga.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Chattanooga — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Raccoon Mountain Dam and High Point Climbing. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Cravens House, tour on your own time with Coker Museum - Honest Charley, grab your bike and head to Enterprise South Nature Park, and experience rural life at Fairmount Orchard.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga road trip planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Chattanooga by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Chattanooga at 76°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.
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Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Gatlinburg — 4 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.
Visit St Mary's Catholic Church and Historic Ogle Log Cabin for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Gatlinburg Trail and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: cruise along Little River Road, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company - Pigeon Forge, sample the tasty concoctions at Yee-Haw Brewing Co., and do a tasting at Gatlinburg Wine Cellar.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg online travel planner.

Getting from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg by car takes about 3 hours. October in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Knoxville.
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Knoxville — 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Tennessee Distilling Company and then learn about winemaking at Eagle Springs Winery. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at James White Fort, then contemplate the long history of Historic Bleak House, then stroll the grounds of Knox County Old Gray Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Southern Railway Station.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Knoxville attractions site.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Knoxville takes 1.5 hours. November in Knoxville sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nashville.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries · Parks
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Nashville — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ohana Dive Co. and Top Golf. Your inner history buff will appreciate Natchez Trace Parkway and Upper Room. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Hendersonville to see Historic Rock Castle about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, sample the tasty concoctions at Black Abbey Brewing Company, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nashville vacation site.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Nashville is minus 1 hour. November in Nashville sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (NOTE: Fix the three typos in the About section) and Bradbury Building. Get some historical perspective at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Watts Towers. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and enjoy some music at Wiltern Theatre.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Nashville in November, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Tennessee travel guide

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Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.
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