8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Sacramento

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Frist Art Museum and Lane Motor Museum. McGavock Confederate Cemetery and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Stones River National Battlefield (in Murfreesboro) and President James K. Polk Home & Museum (in Columbia). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and take an in-depth tour of Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville travel route planner .

Sacramento to Nashville is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sacramento to Nashville. Traveling from Sacramento in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Nashville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stones River National Battlefield, President James K. Polk Home & Museum, McGavock Confederate Cemetery
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Frist Art Museum ©
Frist Art Museum
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Appalachia and Mountain Farm Museum. Asheville Pinball Museum and Museum of the Cherokee Indian will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Knife Works (in Sevierville), Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley) and Asheville (Lexington Glassworks, Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and get a taste of the local shopping with Alewine Pottery.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Asheville, Cherokee, Museum of Appalachia, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Smoky Mountain Knife Works
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Museum of Appalachia ©
Museum of Appalachia

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