8 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h
1
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tellico Plains
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Chicago

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society and then make a trip to Market Square. On the next day, admire the striking features of First Baptist Church, identify plant and animal life at High Ground Park & River Bluff Wildlife Area, then identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Knoxville online attractions planner .

Chicago to Knoxville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Knoxville. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect Knoxville to be a bit warmer, temps between 60°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Room Escape Games
Market Square ©
Market Square

3
nights
Tellico Plains

Tellico Plains ©
Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Tellico Plains: Ocoee (Adventures Unlimited & River Rafting & Tubing), Citico Wildlife Wilderness (in Vonore) and Benton Falls Hike (in Benton). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Bald River Falls and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Boundary General Store.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tellico Plains driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Knoxville to Tellico Plains with the Route module. March in Tellico Plains sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ocoee, Citico Wildlife Wilderness, Benton Falls Hike
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Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

3
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.
Chattanooga is known for zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga, examine the collection at Creative Discovery Museum, Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and stop by Olive Chattanooga.

Make your Chattanooga itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tellico Plains to Chattanooga. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tellico Plains in March since evenings lows in Chattanooga dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Escape Experience - Chattanooga ©
Escape Experience - Chattanooga
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium