6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Nashville — 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Cheekwood, witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then take in the history at Carnton, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, then stroll through Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and finally work some fitness into your day at Centennial Park.

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San Francisco to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Nashville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Chattanooga — 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Coolidge Park, trek along Tennessee Riverpark, explore the engaging exhibits at Creative Discovery Museum, then Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

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You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.
Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors

Gatlinburg — 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Visiting Laurel Falls and Alum Cave Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roaring Fork and Gatlinburg Trail. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to Forbidden Caverns in Sevierville, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Cataract Falls, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road, and hike along Rainbow Falls Trail.

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You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. April in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.