6 days in Tennessee Itinerary
6 days in Tennessee Itinerary
Start: New Orleans
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
End: New Orleans
Mon, Sep 19 - Sat, Sep 24
Sevierville — 3 nights
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.Get outdoors at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Zipline. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bush's Visitor Center and Sugarland Cellars. Change things up with these side-trips from Sevierville: Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Gatlinburg (Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community & Hollywood Star Cars Museum). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Sevierville, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.
To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sevierville tour itinerary planner.
New Orleans to Sevierville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder evenings in Sevierville when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Franklin.
Franklin — 2 nights
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 23rd (Fri): take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then contemplate the long history of Carter House, and then visit Downtown Franklin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the history at Carnton, learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards, and then get a taste of the local shopping with David Arms.
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Franklin trip planner.
You can drive from Sevierville to Franklin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Sevierville to Franklin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Franklin are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Tennessee travel guide
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.