7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Knoxville, Drive to Chattanooga
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga

— 3 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ocoee HorseRide and Enterprise South Nature Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chattanooga Riverwalk and Ocoee River. And it doesn't end there: trek along Greenway Farms Conference Center, head outdoors with High Point Climbing, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the engineering at Raccoon Mountain Dam.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chattanooga route site.

Fort Lauderdale to Chattanooga is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 71°F in Chattanooga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Vanderbilt University. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Narrows of the Harpeth. There's still lots to do: walk around Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prichard's Distillery, learn about winemaking at Natchez Hills Winery at Fontanel, and play a few rounds at Top Golf.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Nashville travel planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
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.