29 days in Tennessee Itinerary

29 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee visit planner

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Murfreesboro
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Knoxville
— 4 nights
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Johnson City
— 6 nights
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Townsend
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights

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Murfreesboro

— 4 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Murfreesboro: Rock City (in Lookout Mountain), Chattanooga (Raccoon Mountain Caverns, Ruby Falls, &more) and The Amish Hippie (in Monteagle). There's much more to do: make a trip to Hazen Brigade Monument, stroll around Old Fort Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stones River National Cemetery, and witness the site of a historic battle at Stones River National Battlefield.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Murfreesboro tour itinerary builder app.

Atlanta to Murfreesboro is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Murfreesboro is minus 1 hour. In March, Murfreesboro is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 60°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nashville

— 5 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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip website.

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Nashville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Knoxville

— 4 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Knoxville: Fort Oglethorpe (Chickamauga Battlefield & Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park) and Sevierville (Helicopter Tours & Eagle Springs Winery). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Baptist Church, sample the fine beverages at Old Tennessee Distilling, and walk around World's Fair Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Knoxville trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nashville to Knoxville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Johnson City.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Johnson City

— 6 nights
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johnson City: Pisgah National Forest (in Pisgah Forest), Tennessee Welcome Center- Bristol (in Bristol) and Blowing Rock (Moses H. Cone Memorial Park & Zipline). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yee Haw Brewing Co., hike along Tweetsie Trail, and walk around Willow Springs Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Johnson City vacation planner.

Drive from Knoxville to Johnson City in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Knoxville in March: high temperatures in Johnson City hover around 55°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Townsend.

Things to do in Johnson City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Townsend

— 1 night

Peaceful Side of the Smokies

The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Next to Heaven Adventure, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns, and finally identify plant and animal life at ABR's Visitor & Education Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at The Lily Barn Garden, do a tasting at Cades Cove Cellars, then admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Loudoun State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Townsend trip planner.

You can drive from Johnson City to Townsend in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johnson City in March since evenings lows in Townsend dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Townsend

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Sevierville (Sevier Distilling Company & Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planning tool.

Getting from Townsend to Gatlinburg by car takes about an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Little River Road, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. March in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.