8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights


Nashville — 2 nights

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, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville travel route planner.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Ocoee.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Ocoee — 1 night

On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee River and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocoee driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Ocoee in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Ocoee. In June in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.
Adventure · Tours · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Pigeon Forge — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and trek along Grotto Falls Parking.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge visit planner.

Getting from Ocoee to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Adventure
Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.