7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Norfolk

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.
Do your shopping at Tanger Outlets Sevierville and Christmas Place. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sugarland Cellars and Hillside Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Bush's Beans Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Mountain Valley Winery, and pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip app .

Norfolk to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
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Sugarland Cellars ©
Sugarland Cellars
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, hike along Seven Islands State Birding Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Knoxville journey website .

Drive from Gatlinburg to Knoxville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Smoky Mountain Knife Works, Seven Islands State Birding Park
Highlights from your plan
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Seven Islands State Birding Park ©
Seven Islands State Birding Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery 202, and finally sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: see a show at Grand Ole Opry and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner .

You can drive from Knoxville to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Knoxville to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Nashville sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B

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