6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ducktown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with The Copper Fox Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at David Arms Gallery, witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Franklin Glassblowing Studio.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Franklin visit planner .

Los Angeles to Franklin is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Franklin is 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Franklin can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ducktown.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

1
night
Ducktown

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fields of the Wood, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for gifts at Out of the Blue, and finally see the interesting displays at Ducktown Basin Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ducktown itinerary planner.

You can drive from Franklin to Ducktown in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Franklin to Ducktown, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Franklin in May, Ducktown is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Ducktown

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Fields of the Wood, Out of the Blue
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Fields of the Wood ©
Fields of the Wood
Ducktown Basin Museum ©
Ducktown Basin Museum

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Visiting Clingmans Dome and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ducktown to Pigeon Forge takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Tuckaleechee Caverns, River Rafting & Tubing
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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