8 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

8 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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8 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get some cultural insight at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lotz House Museum and St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Mammoth Cave National Park, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip itinerary website .

Detroit to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Nashville is somewhat warmer than Detroit - with highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll explore and learn at Biltmore and Fowler's Clay Works. Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Biltmore, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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