5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cades Cove and Walker Sisters' Cabin. The adventure continues: stop by The Old Mill, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip maker app .

New York City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Gatlinburg, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

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 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville journey planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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