60 days in Knoxville, Nashville & Houston Itinerary

60 days in Knoxville, Nashville & Houston Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Knoxville
— 30 nights
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Nashville
— 16 nights
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Houston
— 12 nights
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Knoxville

— 30 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Knoxville side-trips: Sevierville (Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, Helicopter Tours, &more), Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing, Bootleggers Distillery, &more) and Mt Cammerer Fire Tower (in Cosby). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Wed) at Dollywood. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Knoxville road trip planning site.

Durban, South Africa to Knoxville is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Durban to Knoxville, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durban in August, with highs in Knoxville at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Nashville

— 16 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Venture out of the city with trips to Onyx Cave (in Cave City), National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green) and Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave, Fat Man's Misery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Houston

— 12 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Pine Gully Park (in Seabrook). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Houston, appreciate the history behind Fallen Warriors Memorial, and deepen your understanding at Rice University Campus.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Houston trip tool.

You can fly from Nashville to Houston in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Houston. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips