7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Lynchburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, then find something for the whole family at Rowdy Bear Mountain, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

San Francisco to Gatlinburg is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Gatlinburg is 3 hours. In December, Gatlinburg is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

2
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get your game on at Four Bandits Old Time Photo, then make a splash at Dollywood, and then sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, get your game on at Old Time Photo Number 5, then find something for the whole family at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

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Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Lynchburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster ©
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

1
night
Lynchburg

Lynchburg ©
Lynchburg is a city in the south-central region of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll the grounds of Lynchburg City Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Lynchburg Winery, examine the collection at Old Jail Museum, then contemplate the long history of Moore County Courthouse, then sample the fine beverages at Cave Spring Hollow, and finally look for gifts at Nina's Taste of Tennessee.

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You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Lynchburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Lynchburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Lynchburg

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Lynchburg City Cemetery ©
Lynchburg City Cemetery
Lynchburg Winery ©
Lynchburg Winery
Old Jail Museum ©
Old Jail Museum

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip itinerary website.

Drive from Lynchburg to Nashville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Nashville, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 29°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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