5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Louisville

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 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Carnton and then take a stroll through Downtown Franklin.

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Louisville to Franklin is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Franklin due to the time zone difference. In June in Franklin, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carter House ©
Carter House

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and River Rafting & Tubing. There's much more to do: stroll through Grotto Falls Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars Winery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg route builder site .

Traveling by car from Franklin to Gatlinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Franklin to Gatlinburg. In June in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking

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