8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Midland
Drive:  11​h
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Chattanooga
— 1 night
drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
End: Midland

2
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.
You've added Music City Walk of Fame, The George Jones, Savannah's Candy Kitchen, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Music City Walk of Fame, examine the collection at Patsy Cline Museum, look for gifts at Savannah's Candy Kitchen, hunt for treasures at Nashville Farmers' Market, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Nashville, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Company, then join in the after-dark buzz at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, and then get a taste of local nightlife at The Second Fiddle.

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Midland to Nashville is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Midland in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Nashville: highs are around 88°F and lows about 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Shopping Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The George Jones ©
The George Jones
Patsy Cline Museum ©
Patsy Cline Museum

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rock City Gardens, Rainbow Lake Trail, Tennessee Aquarium, and other attractions. On the 19th (Wed), trek along Rainbow Lake Trail, meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, then stop by Moon Pie General Store, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Ruby Falls.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chattanooga trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga. June in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Rock City Gardens, Rainbow Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Rock City Gardens ©
Rock City Gardens
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Moon Pie General Store ©
Moon Pie General Store

2
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
You've added The Lost Sea Adventure, The Island in Pigeon Forge, Alum Cave Trail, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Rowdy Bear Mountain, look for gifts at Aunt Mahalia's Candies, then hike along Grotto Falls Trail, then trek along Alum Cave Trail, and finally find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Chattanooga to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, The Lost Sea Adventure, The Island in Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Falls Trail ©
Grotto Falls Trail
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail
The Lost Sea Adventure ©
The Lost Sea Adventure

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