6 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

6 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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6 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Kansas City

1
night
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 20th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Fontanel Mansion and then get some jogging in at Centennial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nashville itinerary builder website .

Kansas City to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Outdoors
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Fontanel Mansion ©
Fontanel Mansion
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Change things up with a short trip to The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville (about 1h 30 min away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and make a splash at Dollywood.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg online tour itinerary planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In October in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, The North Carolina Arboretum, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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