5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Chattanooga
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Newark

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga vacation app .

Newark to Chattanooga is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Shopping
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Moon Pie General Store ©
Moon Pie General Store

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nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
For shopping fun, head to Tanger Outlets Sevierville or Christmas Place. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Mount LeConte. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). There's lots more to do: trek along Grotto Falls Trail, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, and do a tasting at Mountain Valley Winery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner .

Getting from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Tanger Outlets Sevierville
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking

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