7 days in Chattanooga Itinerary

7 days in Chattanooga Itinerary

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7 days in Chattanooga Itinerary

Start: Rancho Santa Margarita
Drive:  31​h
1
Chattanooga
— 5 nights
End: Chattanooga

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chattanooga: Desoto Falls (in Mentone), Ocoee (Adventures Unlimited & River Rafting & Tubing) and Cloudland Canyon State Park (in Rising Fawn). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Experience - Chattanooga, stroll through Chattanooga Zoo, and admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga tour planning tool .

Rancho Santa Margarita to Chattanooga is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rancho Santa Margarita to Chattanooga. Traveling from Rancho Santa Margarita in May, expect nights in Chattanooga to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ocoee, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Desoto Falls, Rock City, Bald River Falls
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

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