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), Mt Cammerer Fire Tower (in Cosby) and Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing, Bootleggers Distillery, &more). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Knoxville trip app.

Durban, South Africa to Knoxville is an approximately 27.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Durban to Knoxville. Traveling from Durban in August, expect Knoxville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow 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 Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave, Fat Man's Misery, &more), National Corvette Museum (in Bowling Green) and Onyx Cave (in Cave City). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville driving holiday planner.

Drive from Knoxville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly 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 Houston, appreciate the history behind Fallen Warriors Memorial, and brush up on your military savvy at Commemorative Air Force - Houston Wing.

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 4 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips