6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Ocoee
— 1 night
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Franklin
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Explore hidden gems such as Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Laurel Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford), Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). There's lots more to do: hike along Grotto Falls Parking, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In July, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): let the river carry you with Adventures Unlimited and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Ocoee trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ocoee in 3 hours. In July in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Parks · Tours

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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 (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, steep yourself in history at Carnton, and then take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Franklin trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Ocoee to Franklin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Franklin are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.