8 days in Nashville, Huntsville & Chattanooga Itinerary

8 days in Nashville, Huntsville & Chattanooga Itinerary

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8 days in Nashville, Huntsville & Chattanooga Itinerary

Start: Nashville
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chattanooga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Nashville

2
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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, stop by Carter Vintage Guitars, and admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville attractions planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 19th (Thu), get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park, and then look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Huntsville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nashville to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Unclaimed Baggage, Cathedral Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Monte Sano State Park ©
Monte Sano State Park
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): Head underground at Ruby Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, and then take some stellar pictures from Rock City. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga, then snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chattanooga online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Huntsville to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rock City, University of the South
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

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