6 days in Nashville & Chattanooga Itinerary

6 days in Nashville & Chattanooga Itinerary

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6 days in Nashville & Chattanooga Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
End: Chattanooga

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

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Chattanooga to Nashville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Tennessee Aquarium and Wayne-O-Rama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: Build an Ark Animal Rescue (in Ellijay) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, look for gifts at Olive Chattanooga, and get great views at Rock City.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rock City, River Rafting & Tubing, Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Wayne-O-Rama ©
Wayne-O-Rama

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