5 days in Chattanooga, Louisville & Knoxville Itinerary

5 days in Chattanooga, Louisville & Knoxville Itinerary

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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Knoxville
— 1 night
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Chattanooga

— 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip maker.

Savannah to Chattanooga is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chattanooga, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Breweries & Distilleries

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Muth's Candies, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally take in the views from The Big Four Bridge.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville trip tool.

Getting from Chattanooga to Louisville by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours · Parks

Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Tennessee Distilling, then see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, then take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, and finally don't miss a visit to Market Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Knoxville itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Knoxville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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