7 days in Houston, Georgia & Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Houston, Georgia & Tennessee Itinerary

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Houston
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Atlanta
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Houston

Bayou City

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), stroll through Water Wall and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Houston. In July, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

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 problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, and then steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta driving holiday planner.

Drive from Houston to Atlanta in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Atlanta is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in July, expect Atlanta to be slightly colder, temps between 89°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Gatlinburg

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Dollywood. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & 5 Rivers Adventures). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Distillery, and get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg travel route app.

You can drive from Atlanta to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and car. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.