7 days in Atlanta, Chattanooga & Gatlinburg Itinerary

7 days in Atlanta, Chattanooga & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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7 days in Atlanta, Chattanooga & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
1
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see the interesting displays at College Football Hall of Fame, then see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and then examine the collection at High Museum of Art.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Atlanta trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Atlanta. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums
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World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
High Museum of Art ©
High Museum of Art
College Football Hall of Fame ©
College Football Hall of Fame

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Creative Discovery Museum and then explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Rock City Gardens, explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, then Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Moon Pie General Store.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chattanooga vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Chattanooga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rock City Gardens, Adventures Unlimited
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Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Creative Discovery Museum
Creative Discovery Museum

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Sugarland Cellars Winery. Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Clingmans Dome. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Smoky Mountain Knife Works (in Sevierville) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Mountain Valley Winery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing, Smoky Mountain Knife Works
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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