3 days in Tennessee Itinerary

3 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip planner

Make it your trip
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Nashville
— 1 day
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Nashville

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville online attractions planner.

San Francisco to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Nashville, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Gatlinburg

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Roaring Fork, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then make a splash at Dollywood.

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

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
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.