5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  5​h
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Tampa

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

Tampa to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tampa in November, expect nights in Nashville to be cooler, around 40°F, while days are slightly colder, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

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.
Shop till you drop at The Old Mill and Fowler's Clay Works. Get in touch with nature at Cades Cove and Walker Sisters' Cabin. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In November in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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