8 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

8 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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8 days in Nashville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Lotz House Museum and Downtown Franklin are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Bowen Plantation House (in Goodlettsville), Historic Cragfont (in Castalian Springs) and Franklin (St. Paul's Episcopal Church & Carter House). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and stroll the grounds of Fort Donelson National Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nashville trip planner .

Washington DC to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Franklin, Fort Donelson National Cemetery, Historic Mansker's Station, Historic Cragfont, Casey Jones Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Walker Sisters' Cabin and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Venture out of the city with trips to Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy & Sevier Distilling Company). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and don't miss a visit to The Old Mill.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online journey maker .

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In April in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Sevier Distilling Company ©
Sevier Distilling Company

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