8 days in Cookeville, Gatlinburg & Chattanooga Itinerary

8 days in Cookeville, Gatlinburg & Chattanooga Itinerary

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8 days in Cookeville, Gatlinburg & Chattanooga Itinerary

Start: Jackson
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Cookeville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Jackson

2
nights
Cookeville

Cookeville ©
Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Burgess Falls State Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cummins Falls State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cookeville trip builder site .

Jackson to Cookeville is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jackson in June, you will find days in Cookeville are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Cookeville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Burgess Falls State Park
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Cummins Falls State Park ©
Cummins Falls State Park
Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls State Park

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg journey planner .

Drive from Cookeville to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cookeville to Gatlinburg. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Shopping

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nights
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.
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You can drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. July in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature Parks
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Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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