3 days in Tennessee Itinerary

3 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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3 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Florala
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Florala

1
night
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of President James K. Polk Home & Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 202, and then take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Glassblowing Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Winstead Hill Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at H Clark Distillery, then steep yourself in history at Rippavilla Plantation, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Franklin tour itinerary planning tool .

Florala to Franklin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, daily temperatures in Franklin can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

President James K. Polk Home & Museum, H Clark Distillery, Rippavilla Plantation
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Rippavilla Plantation ©
Rippavilla Plantation
Winstead Hill Park ©
Winstead Hill Park

1
day
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Franklin to Gatlinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Franklin to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Roaring Fork, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarland Cellars ©
Sugarland Cellars
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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