3 days in Cookeville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

3 days in Cookeville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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3 days in Cookeville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Cookeville
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Nashville

1
day
Cookeville

Cookeville ©
Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Cookeville History Museum, then look for gifts at Old Mill Camp and General Store, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cummins Falls State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cookeville trip website .

Nashville to Cookeville is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Nashville in March, Cookeville is slightly colder at night with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Cookeville

Nature Parks Museums
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Cummins Falls State Park ©
Cummins Falls State Park
Old Mill Camp and General Store ©
Old Mill Camp and General Store
Cookeville History Museum ©
Cookeville History Museum

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, then shop like a local with Fowler's Clay Works, then take in the exciting artwork at The Wood Whittlers, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Old Mill Candy Kitchen, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg tour planner.

You can drive from Cookeville to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cookeville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. March in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Old Mill Candy Kitchen
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Quiet Walkways ©
Quiet Walkways

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