5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Nashville

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nashville day trip planning website.

New Orleans to Nashville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Nashville, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Gatlinburg

— 3 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.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries & distilleries, zoos & aquariums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get outside with Outdoor Activities, make a splash at Dollywood, and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.