6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee holiday planner
Make it your trip
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Franklin
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Nashville — 1 night

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nashville travel planning site.

Los Angeles to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nashville, with lows of 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Franklin.
Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Franklin

More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the history at Lotz House Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Franklin road trip website.

Franklin is just a short distance from Nashville. In April in Franklin, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and then cool off at Dollywood.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge road trip app.

Traveling by car from Franklin to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Gatlinburg.
Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
Side Trip

Gatlinburg — 1 night

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 7th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company and then do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip tool.

Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. April in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries

Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 1 night

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park journey app.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. April in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Parks

Tennessee travel guide

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Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.