5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip planner

Make it your trip
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Bring the kids along to Dollywood and Titanic Museum Attraction. Take a break from Pigeon Forge with a short trip to Ramsey Cascades in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge road trip planning tool.

Houston to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Pigeon Forge is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get little chillier in Pigeon Forge: highs are around 53°F and lows about 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

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 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): stop by Downtown Nashville, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then examine the collection at Upper Room.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Nashville sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
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.