7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Lula Lake & Land Trust, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and then snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Chattanooga trip itinerary maker tool .

New York City to Chattanooga is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Chattanooga: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lula Lake & Land Trust
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

2
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): relax and float downstream with Big Frog Expeditions and then explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Imagination Station and Pavilion and then identify plant and animal life at Red Clay State Historic Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Cleveland takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Big Frog Expeditions, Adventures Unlimited, Imagination Station and Pavilion
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Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Big Frog Expeditions ©
Big Frog Expeditions
Red Clay State Historic Park ©
Red Clay State Historic Park

3
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Take a break from the city and head to Cades Cove and Alum Cave Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cleveland to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In May, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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