5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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 6th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nashville vacation builder.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 37°F. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip generator.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Titanic Museum Attraction
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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