6 days in Chattanooga & Gatlinburg Itinerary

6 days in Chattanooga & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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6 days in Chattanooga & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
1
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Chattanooga

2
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Songbirds, Hunter Museum of American Art, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge, and admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chattanooga. In April in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Build an Ark Animal Rescue, Rock City, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Chattanooga Ducks ©
Chattanooga Ducks

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, Four Bandits Old Time Photo, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Gatlinburg, and other attractions. Attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Dollywood make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

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