8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally walk around Centennial Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nashville tour builder app .

Philadelphia to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Ramsey Cascades. Get a sense of the local culture at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg. In June, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum Attraction
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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