7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bristol
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Columbus

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Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bristol holiday builder .

Columbus to Bristol is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. April in Bristol sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Steele Creek Park ©
Steele Creek Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte and then identify plant and animal life at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park sightseeing tool .

Explore your travel options from Bristol to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Quiet Walkways ©
Quiet Walkways

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then find something for the whole family at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and finally meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

You can plan Gatlinburg trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Gatlinburg is just a stone's throw from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In April, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, then get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, then find something for the whole family at Dollywood, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge travel route planner .

Pigeon Forge is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In April, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

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.
On the 12th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, grab your bike and head to Enterprise South Nature Park, and then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Chattanooga road trip planning app .

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Enterprise South Nature Park ©
Enterprise South Nature Park

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 13th (Sat), have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nashville trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Nashville are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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