5 days in Cleveland & Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Cleveland & Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Cleveland & Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
1
Cleveland
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

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hours
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at West Side Market, then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland online trip itinerary builder .

Detroit to Cleveland is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Cleveland

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites
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JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino
West Side Market ©
West Side Market
St John's Cathedral ©
St John's Cathedral

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night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 17th (Mon), take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, look for gifts at Hillsboro Village, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cleveland in December, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Nightlife Shopping
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Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Hillsboro Village ©
Hillsboro Village

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get in touch with nature at Mount LeConte and Roaring Fork. Shop till you drop at The Old Mill and Fowler's Clay Works. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Chimney Tops Trail, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road, and hike along Charlies Bunion.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip website .

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Old Mill
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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