7 days in East Tennessee & West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in East Tennessee & West Virginia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive
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Beckley
— 1 night
Drive
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Cass
— 1 night
Drive
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Moundsville
— 1 night
Drive to Pittsburgh International Airport, Fly to Chattanooga
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Knoxville Museum of Art and then make a trip to Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ijams Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Appalachia.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Knoxville online travel route planner.

Mobile to Knoxville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Mobile in October, expect Knoxville to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Knoxville

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beckley

— 1 night
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum and then stop by Tamarack Marketplace.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beckley holiday planning site.

You can drive from Knoxville to Beckley in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Knoxville in October, things will get slightly colder in Beckley: highs are around 65°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cass.

Things to do in Beckley

Museums · Shopping

Cass

— 1 night
Cass is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Greenbrier River in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 52. On the 9th (Wed), look and learn at Green Bank Observatory and then immerse yourself in nature at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park.

Make your Cass itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Beckley to Cass takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Beckley in October, you will find days in Cass are slightly colder (59°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moundsville.

Things to do in Cass

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Moundsville

— 1 night
Moundsville is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, then brush up on your military savvy at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum", and finally walk around Grand Vue Park.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moundsville trip planner.

Drive from Cass to Moundsville in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cass in October, you will find days in Moundsville are a bit warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Moundsville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Chattanooga

— 1 night

Dynamo of Dixie

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 11th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Bluff View Art District, then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, then contemplate the long history of Coker Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Creative Discovery Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, and then walk around Tennessee Riverpark.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Moundsville to Chattanooga. Traveling from Moundsville in October, expect Chattanooga to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

West Virginia travel guide

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Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.