60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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60 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Millington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Halls
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Franklin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Shiloh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Jackson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Eva
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Clarksville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sumner County
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Smyrna
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
12
Murfreesboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Kelso
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
14
Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Granville
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
16
Cookeville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
17
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
18
Rock Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
19
Tracy City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
20
Crossville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
21
Maynardville
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
22
Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Hartford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
24
Kingsport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
25
Shady Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
26
Johnson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
27
Limestone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
28
Dandridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
29
Townsend
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
30
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
31
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
32
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
33
Sevierville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 1st (Mon), try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, then get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum, then make a trip to Beale Street, and finally look for gifts at Center For Southern Folklore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio., then look for gifts at Dinstuhl's Fine Candies, then stroll through Memphis Zoo, and finally sample the fine beverages at Pyramid Vodka.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis travel planner .

Minneapolis to Memphis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in January; daily highs in Memphis reach 51°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Millington.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Tunica
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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Millington

Millington ©
Millington is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash and then contemplate the long history of Johhny Cash Boyhood Home. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and then tee off at Mirimichi Golf Course.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Millington route planner .

Millington is just a stone's throw from Memphis. In January, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Halls.

Things to do in Millington

Outdoors Golf Wildlife

Side Trip

Dyess
Highlights from your plan
Mirimichi Golf Course ©
Mirimichi Golf Course
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park ©
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

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Halls

Halls ©
Halls is a town in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): deepen your knowledge of military history at Veterans' Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Halls trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Millington to Halls in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Halls

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Veterans' Museum ©
The Veterans' Museum

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): stroll through Centennial Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Opry Mills, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nashville Zoo.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Halls to Nashville in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Nashville are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Franklin.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): wander the streets of Downtown Franklin, then contemplate the long history of Carter House, and then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum. Keep things going the next day: get your bearings at Montgomery Bell State Park and then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 202.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Franklin tour planner .

Franklin is just a stone's throw from Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in January, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Montgomery Bell State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

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Shiloh

Shiloh ©
On the 10th (Wed), examine the collection at Crossroads Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, then take in the history at Shiloh National Military Park, and finally stop by Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Shiloh National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Tennessee River Museum, then see the interesting displays at Buford Pusser Home & Museum, and finally look for gifts at Borroum's Drug Store.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Shiloh trip builder site .

You can drive from Franklin to Shiloh in 2.5 hours. January in Shiloh sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Shiloh

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Corinth, Buford Pusser Home and Museum, Tennessee River Museum
Highlights from your plan
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center ©
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Buford Pusser Home and Museum ©
Buford Pusser Home and Museum

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Cypress Grove Nature Park, then learn about winemaking at Century Farm Winery, and then contemplate the long history of Casey Jones Village. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Pinson Mounds State Park, then examine the collection at Rusty's TV & Movie Car Museum, and then examine the collection at Rock A Billy Hall of Fame.

Plan trip to Jackson with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Shiloh to Jackson in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Jackson are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Eva.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pinson Mounds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cypress Grove Nature Park ©
Cypress Grove Nature Park
Pinson Mounds State Park ©
Pinson Mounds State Park
Century Farm Winery ©
Century Farm Winery

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Eva

Eva ©
Eva is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Benton County, Tennessee, United States, on the western shore of the Kentucky Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Johnsonville State Historic Park, then experience rural life at Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm and Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Patsy Cline Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Eva trip maker app .

You can drive from Jackson to Eva in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jackson in January: highs in Eva hover around 43°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Clarksville.

Things to do in Eva

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Camden, Johnsonville State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Johnsonville State Historic Park ©
Johnsonville State Historic Park
Patsy Cline Memorial ©
Patsy Cline Memorial

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Clarksville

Clarksville ©
The city of Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, and the fifth-largest city in the state behind Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. On the 15th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at MB Roland Distillery, steep yourself in history at Surrender House - Dover Hotel, and then take in the history at Fort Donelson National Battlefield. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Dunbar Cave, then see the interesting displays at Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, and then take in the waterfront activity at Liberty Park and Marina.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Clarksville trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Eva to Clarksville in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sumner County.

Things to do in Clarksville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dover, MB Roland Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Fort Donelson National Battlefield ©
Surrender House - Dover Hotel ©
Surrender House - Dover Hotel
MB Roland Distillery ©
MB Roland Distillery

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Sumner County

Sumner County ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): do a tasting at Sumner Crest Winery, step into the grandiose world of Historic Rock Castle, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bledsoe Creek State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sumner County road trip planning website .

Drive from Clarksville to Sumner County in 1.5 hours. January in Sumner County sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Smyrna.

Things to do in Sumner County

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bledsoe Creek State Park ©
Bledsoe Creek State Park
Sumner Crest WInery ©
Sumner Crest WInery
Historic Rock Castle ©
Historic Rock Castle

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Smyrna

Smyrna ©
Smyrna is a town in Rutherford County, Tennessee. On the 18th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sam Davis Home, then look for gifts at Nolensville Feed Mill Inc, Amish Country Market, and then experience rural life at Walden Pumpkin Farm.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Smyrna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sumner County to Smyrna in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Smyrna are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Smyrna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nolensville Feed Mill
Highlights from your plan
Sam Davis Home ©
Sam Davis Home
Walden Pumpkin Farm ©
Walden Pumpkin Farm

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Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro ©
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Oaklands Mansion, get your bearings at Stones River National Battlefield, and then have fun and explore at Discovery Center at Murfree Spring. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Stones River Mall, trek along Stones River Greenway, and then steep yourself in history at Cannonsburgh Village.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Murfreesboro holiday builder website .

Murfreesboro is very close to Smyrna. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kelso.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stones River National Battlefield ©
Stones River National Battlefield
Discovery Center ©
Discovery Center
Oaklands Mansion ©
Oaklands Mansion

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Kelso

Kelso ©
On the 21st (Sun), explore the activities along The Elk River and then steep yourself in history at Falls Mill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kelso road trip planner .

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Kelso in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kelso are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Kelso

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falls Mill, The Elk River
Highlights from your plan
Falls Mill ©
Falls Mill

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Manchester

Manchester ©
Manchester is a city in Coffee County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Stone Fort State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cumberland Caverns, and then stop by Hammer's Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at George Dickel Distillery, then take an in-depth tour of Beechcraft Heritage Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Short Springs Natural Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester online road trip planner .

Getting from Kelso to Manchester by car takes about an hour. January in Manchester sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Granville.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tullahoma, Cumberland Caverns, Hammer's Store
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Caverns ©
Cumberland Caverns
Short Springs Natural Area ©
Short Springs Natural Area

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Granville

Granville ©
Granville is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, Tennessee, United States. On the 24th (Wed), stop by Sutton General Store.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Granville trip tool .

Getting from Manchester to Granville by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Granville when traveling from Manchester in January, with lows around 23°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cookeville.

Things to do in Granville

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
T.B. Sutton General Store ©
T.B. Sutton General Store

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Cookeville

Cookeville ©
Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Cookeville Depot Museum, admire the majestic nature at Cummins Falls State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Cordell Hull Birthplace and Museum State Park. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Burgess Falls State Park, explore the galleries of Appalachian Center for Craft, and then learn about winemaking at DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cookeville journey planner .

Getting from Granville to Cookeville by car takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Cookeville can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Cookeville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park and Museum, Appalachian Center for Craft, DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards ©
DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards
Cummins Falls State Park ©
Cummins Falls State Park

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, then explore the engaging exhibits at Creative Discovery Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield, take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and then browse the different shops at Hamilton Place.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cookeville to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Cookeville to Chattanooga is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cookeville in January; daily highs in Chattanooga reach 50°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rock Island.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fort Oglethorpe
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

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Rock Island

Rock Island ©
Rock Island is an unincorporated community in the northeastern-most portion of Warren County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Rock Island State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rock Island trip itinerary website .

Getting from Chattanooga to Rock Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga to Rock Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Rock Island is a bit cooler than Chattanooga - with highs of 44°F and lows of 23°F. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Tracy City.

Things to do in Rock Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rock Island State Park ©
Rock Island State Park

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Tracy City

Tracy City ©
Tracy City is a town in Grundy County, Tennessee, United States. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Russell Cave National Monument.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tracy City online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Rock Island to Tracy City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rock Island in January, things will get a bit warmer in Tracy City: highs are around 50°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Crossville.

Things to do in Tracy City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Russell Cave National Monument, Cowan Railroad Museum, Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, University of the South
Highlights from your plan
Russell Cave National Monument ©
Russell Cave National Monument
Cowan Railroad Museum ©
Cowan Railroad Museum
Monteagle Sunday School Assembly ©

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Crossville

Crossville ©
Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Standing Stone State Park, admire the sheer force of Fall Creek Falls, and then steep yourself in history at Rhea County Clerk. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Homesteads Tower Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ozone Falls, then learn about winemaking at Stonehaus Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Exhibit by Crossville Model Railroad Club.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Crossville online visit planner .

You can drive from Tracy City to Crossville in 2 hours. When traveling from Tracy City in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Crossville, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Maynardville.

Things to do in Crossville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fall Creek Falls, Standing Stone State Park, Rhea County Courthouse, Ozone Falls
Highlights from your plan
Fall Creek Falls ©
Fall Creek Falls
Ozone Falls ©
Ozone Falls

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Maynardville

Maynardville ©
Maynardville is a city that is the county seat of Union County, Tennessee, United States. On the 4th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Big Ridge State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Maynardville online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Crossville to Maynardville takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Maynardville are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Maynardville

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Big Ridge State Park ©
Big Ridge State Park

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 5th (Mon), get curious at American Museum of Science and Energy, look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, and then look for gifts at Mast General Store Knoxville. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Turkey Creek, look for gifts at The Shrimp Dock – Bearden, and then steep yourself in history at James White Fort Association.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Knoxville trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Maynardville to Knoxville takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Knoxville

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

American Museum of Science and Energy
Highlights from your plan
Turkey Creek ©
Turkey Creek
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
American Museum of Science and Energy ©

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Hartford

Hartford ©
On the 7th (Wed), stroll through Max Patch and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataloochee Valley. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Area, hunt for treasures at Barber Orchard Fruitstands Inc, and then look for gifts at Mast General Store Waynesville.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hartford day trip website .

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Hartford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in February, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kingsport.

Things to do in Hartford

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Waynesville, Cataloochee Valley, Cataloochee Ski Area, Max Patch
Highlights from your plan
Max Patch ©
Max Patch
Cataloochee Valley ©
Cataloochee Valley
Barber Orchard Fruitstand ©
Barber Orchard Fruitstand

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Kingsport

Kingsport ©
Kingsport is a city in Sullivan and Hawkins counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Gray Fossil Site and General Shale Natural History Museum, identify plant and animal life at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, and then get engrossed in the history at Southwest Virginia Museum. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Warriors' Path State Park, look for gifts at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway, and then meet the residents at Creation Kingdom Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kingsport holiday planning tool .

Getting from Hartford to Kingsport by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in Kingsport, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Shady Valley.

Things to do in Kingsport

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Creation Kingdom Zoo, Southwest Virginia Cultural Center and Marketplace, Gray Fossil Site, Southwest Virginia Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium ©
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
Southwest Virginia Museum ©
Southwest Virginia Museum
Gray Fossil Site ©
Gray Fossil Site

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Shady Valley

Shady Valley ©
Shady Valley is an unincorporated community in Johnson County in the northeastern corner of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Cherokee National Forest and then do a tasting at Abingdon Vineyard & Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shady Valley planning app .

Traveling by car from Kingsport to Shady Valley takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Shady Valley are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Johnson City.

Things to do in Shady Valley

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Cherokee National Forest, Abingdon Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Cherokee National Forest ©
Cherokee National Forest
Abingdon Vineyards ©
Abingdon Vineyards

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Johnson City

Johnson City ©
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Freedom Hall Civic Center, admire the majestic nature at Roan Mountain State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Tipton-Haynes Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Hands On Regional Museum, then steep yourself in history at Rocky Mount State Historic Site, and then hike along Tweetsie Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Johnson City trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Shady Valley to Johnson City in an hour. In February in Johnson City, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Limestone.

Things to do in Johnson City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Roan Mountain State Park, Rocky Mount Museum
Highlights from your plan
Roan Mountain State Park ©
Roan Mountain State Park
Tweetsie Trail ©
Tweetsie Trail
Rocky Mount Museum ©
Rocky Mount Museum

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Limestone

Limestone ©
Limestone is an unincorporated community on the western border of Washington County and the eastern border of Greene County in the northeastern part of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Brights Zoo, appreciate the history behind David Crockett Birthplace State Park, and then see the interesting displays at President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Limestone online holiday planner .

Limestone is just a short distance from Johnson City. In February, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dandridge.

Things to do in Limestone

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library
Highlights from your plan
Brights Zoo ©
Brights Zoo
David Crockett Birthplace State Park ©

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Dandridge

Dandridge ©
Dandridge is a town in Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Crockett Tavern Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Panther Creek State Park. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Douglas Dam, don't miss a visit to Tinsley-Bible Drug Co, and then explore the activities along Douglas Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dandridge route planner.

Traveling by car from Limestone to Dandridge takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Townsend.

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Morristown, Picker's Paradise of The Smokys
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Panther Creek State Park ©
Panther Creek State Park
Douglas Lake ©
Douglas Lake
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Crockett Tavern Museum

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Townsend

Townsend ©
The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, and finally indulge your taste buds at Cades Cove Cellars. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at River Rat Tubing and then cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Townsend trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Dandridge to Townsend by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Townsend sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking
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Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): hike along Charlies Bunion, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and then explore the galleries of Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, then contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel route site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Townsend to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. February in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

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Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Museum of the Cherokee Indian
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Charlies Bunion ©
Charlies Bunion
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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Gatlinburg

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Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Wild Bear Falls Waterpark. Escape the urban bustle at Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to Fields of the Wood in Murphy, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get your game on at Gatlin's Escape Games, try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf, and get in on the family fun at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder app .

Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. February in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

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Fields of the Wood
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ©
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Old Mill, look for gifts at Three Bears General Store, find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Mountain Valley Vineyards. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge driving holiday planner.

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In February, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sevierville.

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Wineries Museums Shopping
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Mountain Valley Winery ©
Mountain Valley Winery
Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

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Sevierville

Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
On the 28th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Hillside Winery, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlet Sevierville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Apple Barn Winery, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then putt your heart out at Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini Golf, and finally see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sevierville online trip itinerary maker .

Sevierville is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In February, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works

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