5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h
1
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
The Old Mill and Walker Sisters' Cabin will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork and Chimney Tops. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Cades Cove, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and steep yourself in history at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planner .

New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pigeon Forge: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nashville.

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
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On your second day here, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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