7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg — 4 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Dollywood. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planning website.

New York City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ocoee.
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Ocoee — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee River and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Ducktown Basin Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ocoee trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Ocoee takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough 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.