8 days in Cape Coral, Tennessee & North Carolina Itinerary

8 days in Cape Coral, Tennessee & North Carolina Itinerary

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Drive
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Cape Coral
— 1 day
Fly
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cape Coral

Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll around Cape Coral, view the masterpieces at Harbour View Gallery, get interesting insight from Tours, then stop by Cw Fudge Factory LLC, and finally walk around Matlacha Community Park.

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Fort Myers to Cape Coral is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Cape Coral

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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Nashville

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.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

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You can fly from Cape Coral to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Coral to Nashville. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Cape Coral in December, with highs in Nashville at 53°F and lows at 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Bring the kids along to Dollywood and Big Top Arcade. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

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Drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pack Square. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Western North Carolina Nature Center, admire the natural beauty at The North Carolina Arboretum, then stop by New Morning Gallery, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Drive from Pigeon Forge to Asheville in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Tours · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.