5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
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 (Sun), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then stop by Hatch Show Print.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary builder.

Chicago to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 55°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Visit Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School for their historical value. Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Cades Cove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Mount LeConte & Chimney Tops). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at The Old Mill, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge vacation builder.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nashville in December, with highs in Pigeon Forge at 50°F and lows at 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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