8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Maryville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

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.
When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online road trip planner .

Kansas City to Nashville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Mammoth Cave
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

1
night
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): hike along Abrams Falls Trail, then appreciate the views at Cades Cove, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns, and finally explore and take pictures at Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maryville trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Maryville takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. September in Maryville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking ©
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You've added Newfound Gap Road, Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, Gatlinburg Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get all the information you need at Sugarlands Visitors Center, stroll through Gatlinburg Trail, then stroll around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, and finally take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, then admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, and then trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

Plan trip to Gatlinburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Maryville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pisgah Forest.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Sugarlands Visitors Center ©
Sugarlands Visitors Center

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