6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip planner

Make it your trip
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

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 9th (Thu): catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nashville day trip site.

Chicago to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 53°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Shopping

Gatlinburg

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sevierville (Sevier Distilling Company & Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Dollywood, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · 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.