7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Fly:  4​h
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: Milwaukee

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Corvette Museum and Lost River Cave. You'll explore and learn at Lotz House Museum and RCA Studio B. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Bowling Green to see Aviation Heritage Park about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and admire the striking features of The Parthenon.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip website .

Milwaukee to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Milwaukee, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bowling Green, Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Lost River Cave ©
Lost River Cave
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dry Falls and The North Carolina Arboretum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Basilica of Saint Lawrence. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our 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 (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Asheville, Cades Cove, Dry Falls, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

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