4 days in Tennessee Itinerary

4 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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4 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nashville online trip builder .

Kansas City to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Downtown Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mill Bridge Winery and Roaring Fork. Escape the urban bustle at Grotto Falls Trail and Zipline. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). There's lots more to do: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and do a tasting at Mountain Valley Winery.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 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. May in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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