5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + bus:  6​h
1
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lookout Mountain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Kansas City

1
night
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Franklin trip itinerary planning tool .

Kansas City to Franklin is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Lookout Mountain.

Things to do in Franklin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

1
night
Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain is a town in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge, then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga, then Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and finally take in the history at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lookout Mountain online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Franklin to Lookout Mountain takes 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Franklin to Lookout Mountain due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Lookout Mountain are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Lookout Mountain

#Nature, #Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Chattanooga
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Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Walnut Street Bridge ©
Walnut Street Bridge
Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, then stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. Keep things going the next day: try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf, examine the collection at Hollywood Wax Museum, then cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and finally learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg travel route planner .

Drive from Lookout Mountain to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hollywood Wax Museum
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community ©

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