5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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5 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Madison

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get your game on at Escape Experience - Chattanooga.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga sightseeing planning site .

Madison to Chattanooga is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madison to Chattanooga. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Madison in March: highs in Chattanooga hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries, zoos & aquariums, museums, fun & games, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Dollywood, appreciate the views at Cades Cove, hike along Chimney Tops, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. March in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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