7 days in Louisville, Gatlinburg & Chattanooga Itinerary

7 days in Louisville, Gatlinburg & Chattanooga Itinerary

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Fly
1
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive to Knoxville, Fly to Chicago O'Hare

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 1st (Sun), learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. On the next day, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Angel's Envy Distillery, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then stop by Art Eatables, and finally try to win big at Churchill Downs.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Louisville visit planner.

Chicago to Louisville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, you will find days in Louisville are a bit warmer (57°F), and nights are about the same (37°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Distillery Tours
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Gatlinburg

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.
Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. In November in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

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Ole Smoky ©
Distillery
Ole Smoky
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Chattanooga

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.
On the 7th (Sat), Head underground at Ruby Falls, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, and then take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Chattanooga trip builder tool.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Ruby Falls ©
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Ruby Falls
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