8 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock East Tennessee tour builder

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Knoxville
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 4 nights
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Ducktown
— 1 night
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Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore Knoxville's surroundings by going to Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains), Cades Cove Museum (in Maryville) and The Lost Sea Adventure (in Sweetwater). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, walk around World's Fair Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunsphere Tower, and identify plant and animal life at High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Knoxville trip itinerary app.

New York City to Knoxville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Knoxville, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Chattanooga

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chattanooga: Cleveland Bradley County Greenway (in Cleveland) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Ocoee). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and appreciate the history behind Law Enforcement Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chattanooga driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Knoxville to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ducktown.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Ducktown

— 1 night
Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stroll around Thunder Rock Recreation Area, examine the collection at Ducktown Basin Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ducktown day trip planning tool.

Getting from Chattanooga to Ducktown by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chattanooga in June: high temperatures in Ducktown hover around 84°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ducktown

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Adventure