23 days in Tennessee Itinerary

23 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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23 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Taxi:  5​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maryville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chattanooga
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Denver

7
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg online road trip planner .

Denver to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Gatlinburg is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in October; daily highs in Gatlinburg reach 74°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Maryville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

2
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Cades Cove, admire all the interesting features of Rich Mountain Road, and then admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail, identify plant and animal life at Townsend Wye, then take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, and finally Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Maryville online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Maryville takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Maryville are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bald River Falls, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©

5
nights
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.
Explore Chattanooga's surroundings by going to University of the South (in Sewanee), Mash & Hops (in Cleveland) and Ocoee (Adventures Unlimited, Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., & more). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga, take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge, stroll the grounds of Forest Hills Cemetery, and take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chattanooga day trip planning site .

You can drive from Maryville to Chattanooga in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Ocoee, University of the South, Fiery Gizzard Trail, Mash & Hops
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

5
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, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In November in Nashville, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
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.
Memphis is known for historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Graceland, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis holiday planner .

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Memphis are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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