7 days in Houston, Georgia & Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Houston, Georgia & Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Houston, Georgia & Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Houston
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Houston
— Few hours
Drive:  13​h
2
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  16​h 15​min
End: Houston

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. July in Houston sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Houston

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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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Atlanta

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Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium, and then steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Atlanta road trip app .

Getting from Houston to Atlanta by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in July, things will get little chillier in Atlanta: highs are around 89°F and lows about 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

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Georgia Aquarium
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Centennial Olympic Park

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Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline will thrill your kids. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to 5 Rivers Adventures in Hartford, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: cool off at Dollywood, sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Atlanta to Gatlinburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

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Pigeon Forge, Hartford, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
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Dollywood
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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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