8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Chattanooga
— 1 night
2
Nashville
— 2 nights
3
Oak Ridge
— 1 night
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
You've added River Rafting & Tubing, Jack Daniel's Distillery, Lookout Mountain, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Amicalola Falls State Park, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenget behind the scenes at Jack Daniel's Distillery, and finally take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, Head underground at Ruby Falls, thenmeet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolidge Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chattanooga trip planner.

Wilmington to Chattanooga is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Amicalola Falls State Park, Jack Daniel's Distillery, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Jack Daniel's Distillery ©
Jack Daniel's Distillery

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Parthenon as well as Nashville Food Adventures. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of The Parthenon, capture your vacation like a pro with Nashville Food Adventures, thensee a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in the history at Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then stop by Hatch Show Print.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planning site.

Drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Nashville sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oak Ridge.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Nashville Food Adventures ©
Nashville Food Adventures

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night
Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge ©
Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane counties in the eastern part of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Lost Sea Adventure as well as Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on The Lost Sea Adventure and then immerse yourself in nature at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oak Ridge itinerary site.

You can drive from Nashville to Oak Ridge in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Oak Ridge. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Oak Ridge

Wildlife Tours Nature

Side Trips

The Lost Sea Adventure, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Sea Adventure ©
The Lost Sea Adventure
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park ©
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Alum Cave Trail, Chimney Tops Trail, Grotto Falls Parking, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Oak Ridge to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In May in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum Attraction
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
River Rafting & Tubing

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