7 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

7 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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7 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  4​h 30​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Head to The Avenue Murfreesboro and Opry Millsfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nashville day trip planner .

Orlando to Nashville is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in November, you will find days in Nashville are little chillier (62°F), and nights are much colder (40°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

The Avenue Murfreesboro, Lotz House Museum
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The Avenue Murfreesboro ©
The Avenue Murfreesboro
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Head to The Old Mill and Fowler's Clay Worksfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork and Mount LeConte. Change things up with a short trip to Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Old Mill
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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