5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cosby
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

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 17th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and then get in on the family fun at Dollywood.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg online route planner.

Lafayette to Gatlinburg is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lafayette in June since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cosby.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cosby

— 1 night
Cosby is an unincorporated community in Cocke and Sevier counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Mt Cammerer Fire Tower, get interesting insight from 5 Rivers Adventures, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cosby holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Cosby takes an hour. In June in Cosby, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Cosby

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Chattanooga

— 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 21st (Fri), partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cosby to Chattanooga takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Fun & Games

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.