7 days in Nashville, Chattanooga & Knoxville Itinerary

7 days in Nashville, Chattanooga & Knoxville Itinerary

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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 22nd (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Leiper's Fork Distillery, steep yourself in history at Winstead Hill Park, and then grab your bike and head to Crockett Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Hermitage Golf Course, explore the historical opulence of Historic Rock Castle, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally see the interesting displays at Upper Room.

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San Diego to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 2 nights

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 24th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Coker Museum, then trek along Greenway Farms Conference Center, then stroll through Enterprise South Nature Park, and finally look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Chattanooga. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Signal Point, get outside with High Point Climbing, and then examine the collection at Songbirds.

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You can drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then hike along Grotto Falls Parking, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Knoxville trip planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Knoxville in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Knoxville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips