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): Head underground at Ruby Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Lula Lake & Land Trust, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Raccoon Mountain Caverns. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and then stroll through Lookout Mountain.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga itinerary planner .

New York City to Chattanooga is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Chattanooga to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): relax and float downstream with Big Frog Expeditions and then explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Imagination Station and Pavilion and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Clay State Historic Park.

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Drive from Chattanooga to Cleveland in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Nature Tours

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grotto Falls Parking and Abrams Falls Trail. Visiting Chimney Tops Trail and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: hike along Alum Cave Trail, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and cruise along Cades Cove.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Cleveland to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. May in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking

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