3 days in Tennessee Itinerary

3 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip planner

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Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Sweetwater
— 1 day
— 2 nights



— 1 day
Sweetwater is a city in Monroe and McMinn counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the most populous city in Monroe County. On the 5th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Mayfield Dairy Farm and then surround yourself with nature on The Lost Sea Adventure.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sweetwater road trip planner.

Springfield to Sweetwater is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Springfield to Sweetwater, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Sweetwater are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Sweetwater

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip


— 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 6th (Thu), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get great views at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Sweetwater to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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.