6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Nashville — 1 day

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

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nashville travel route planner.

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, plan for little chillier nights in Nashville, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.
Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nightlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky. Here are some ideas for day two: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then make a splash at Dollywood.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Little River Road and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park attractions planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Pigeon Forge. 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 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Franklin.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Franklin — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, then visit Downtown Franklin, and then take in the exciting artwork at David Arms.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Franklin tour builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Franklin. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Franklin is minus 1 hour. April in Franklin sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Tennessee travel guide

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.