5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin. On your second day here, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Carnton.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nashville trip planner .

New Orleans to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Nashville, with lows of 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get your game on at Old Time Photo Number 5, get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, then find something for the whole family at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Forge Distillery, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge planning site .

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
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The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Old Time Photo Number 5 ©
Old Time Photo Number 5
Old Forge Distillery ©
Old Forge Distillery

2
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, hike along Gatlinburg Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, then hike along Alum Cave Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour builder tool .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Pigeon Forge. In February, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

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