6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Franklin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Lexington

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Laurel Falls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sugarland Cellars and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and do a tasting at Mountain Valley Vineyards.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker.

Lexington to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. When traveling from Lexington in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Gatlinburg, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

2
nights
Franklin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, see the interesting displays at Carter House, and then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Franklin trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Franklin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Franklin. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Franklin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nashville
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carter House ©
Carter House
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

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