6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Nashville — 1 night

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. On your second day here, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville and then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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New Orleans to Nashville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Nashville, with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Gatlinburg — 4 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Family-friendly places like Dollywood and The Island in Pigeon Forge will thrill your kids. Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Sevierville and see Helicopter Tours, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, stop by Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip site.

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Tennessee travel guide

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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.