7 days in Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

7 days in Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee visit planner

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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Newfound Gap Road and Gatlinburg Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Alum Cave Trail and Chimney Tops Trail. There's much more to do: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg holiday builder site.

Chicago to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect Gatlinburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 49°F. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Nashville

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and then examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Cheekwood, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville route planner.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors