60 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

60 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Tennessee planner
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Knoxville
— 14 nights
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Tellico Plains
— 8 nights
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Chattanooga
— 20 nights
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Greeneville
— 8 nights
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Elizabethton
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Knoxville — 14 nights

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like East Tennesse Historical Society and High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Knoxville: Ozone Falls (in Crab Orchard), Oak Ridge (American Museum of Science and Energy, Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, &more) and Frozen Head State Park (in Wartburg). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Market Square, gain insight at University of Tennessee, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Knoxville, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Knoxville National Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Knoxville holiday planner.

Kingsport to Knoxville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tellico Plains.
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Tellico Plains — 8 nights

Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Lost Sea Adventure and Benton Falls Hike. Venture out of the city with trips to Tellico Community Playhouse (in Loudon), Purdy's Petting Zoo (in Sweetwater) and Vonore (Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, Fort Loudoun State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls, stop by Indian Boundary General Store, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and see the interesting displays at Charles Hall Museum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Tellico Plains trip planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Tellico Plains takes 1.5 hours. March in Tellico Plains sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 20 nights

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Attractions like Tennessee Aquarium and Walnut Street Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Cleveland Bradley County Public Library (in Cleveland), Grundy Forest Natural Area (in Tracy City) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Ruby Falls, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chattanooga Zoo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tellico Plains to Chattanooga takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tellico Plains in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chattanooga, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Greeneville.
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Greeneville — 8 nights

Greeneville is a town in, and the county seat of Greene County, Tennessee, United States. Family-friendly places like Panther Creek State Park and Brights Zoo will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greeneville: Laurel Run Park (in Church Hill), Briarwood Ranch Safari Park (in Morristown) and General Longstreet Museum (in Russellville). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Dickson Williams Mansion, admire the engineering at Douglas Dam, experience rural life at Buffalo Trail Orchard, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Greeneville Antique Market.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Greeneville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Greeneville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Chattanooga in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Greeneville, with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Elizabethton.
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Elizabethton — 9 nights

Elizabethton is a city in, and the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee, United States. Kids will enjoy Cherokee National Forest and Blue Hole Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Elizabethton: Kingsport (Warriors' Path State Park, Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, &more), Wautauga Lake (in Butler) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Erwin). And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the sheer force of Backbone Rock Waterfall, examine the collection at George L. Carter Railroad Museum, and stroll through Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Elizabethton journey planner.

Traveling by car from Greeneville to Elizabethton takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Elizabethton are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
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