41 days in Nashville, Gatlinburg & Orlando Itinerary

41 days in Nashville, Gatlinburg & Orlando Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Nashville
— 7 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 14 nights
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Orlando
— 19 nights
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Nashville

— 7 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Downtown Franklin are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at The Parthenon and RCA Studio B. Venture out of the city with trips to Franklin (Carter House & Carnton). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Radnor Lake State Park, engage your brain at Adventure Science Center, and admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum.

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Chicago to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, Nashville is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Gatlinburg

— 14 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bush's Visitor Center and The Folk Art Center. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cades Cove and Laurel Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, Rich Mountain Road, &more), Sevierville (Smoky Mountain Knife Works & Forbidden Caverns) and Townsend (Horseback Riding Tours & Tuckaleechee Caverns). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village Shops, and take a memorable tour with Bluff Mountain Adventures.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg online holiday planner.

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Orlando

— 19 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Lillian Place Heritage Center. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach at Daytona Beach and Lighthouse Point Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Pelican Beach Park (in Satellite Beach), Wabasso Beach Park (in Vero Beach) and Sebastian Inlet State Park (in Melbourne). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Wed) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari Wilderness, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, and laugh and play at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Before you visit Orlando, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to Orlando in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Gatlinburg in May, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips