7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee journey planner
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Nashville
— 1 day
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ocoee
— 1 night
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Nashville — 1 day

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 3rd (Sun), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

Austin to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in July; daily highs in Nashville reach 90°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.
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Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Gatlinburg — 3 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Helicopter Tours (in Sevierville) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, cool off at Dollywood, and see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 2 nights

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and then explore and take pictures at Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ocoee.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Ocoee — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Toccoa River.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ocoee road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Ocoee. July in Ocoee sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tennessee travel guide

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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.
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