5 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Tennessee itinerary planner

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Ducktown
— 1 day
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Knoxville
— 1 night
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Ducktown

— 1 day
Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ducktown Basin Museum and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Washington DC to Ducktown is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in Ducktown dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Ducktown

Adventure · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Chattanooga

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Ocoee (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls.

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You can drive from Ducktown to Chattanooga in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ducktown in September; daily highs in Chattanooga reach 85°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Tours · Parks · Nature · Adventure

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Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 22nd (Wed), stroll through Ijams Nature Center, then take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, and then don't miss a visit to Market Square.

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Drive from Chattanooga to Knoxville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Wildlife · Parks · Museums