6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg — 2 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Hartford and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and cool off at Dollywood.

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Chicago to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ocoee.
Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
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Ocoee — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee River and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ocoee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Ocoee are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Nashville.
Adventure · Tours · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Nashville — 2 nights

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 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

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You can drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Ocoee to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours

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.