7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Houston

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. There's still lots to do: cool off at Dollywood, hike along Chimney Tops, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and stroll through Grotto Falls Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary tool .

Houston to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, Gatlinburg is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

1
night
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited and then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, and then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium.

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You can drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Adventures Unlimited
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Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

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