8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h
1
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Rockefeller Memorial, Middle Prong Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, hike along Alum Cave Trail, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge itinerary site .

Washington DC to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster ©
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Escape Mission Chattanooga, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery, then explore the engaging exhibits at Wayne-O-Rama, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chattanooga tour itinerary tool .

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
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Escape Mission Chattanooga ©
Escape Mission Chattanooga
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Chattanooga National Cemetery ©
Chattanooga National Cemetery

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Bowen Plantation House.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville. February in Nashville sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Bowen Plantation House
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Beer Tastings & Tours

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