8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Toronto

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.
Head to Christmas Place and Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Communityfor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Roaring Fork and Alewine Pottery. Next up on the itinerary: revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlet Sevierville, learn about winemaking at Mountain Valley Vineyards, stop by The Apple Barn and Cider Mill, and see the interesting displays at Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Gatlinburg is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Shopping Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Roaring Fork
Highlights from your plan
Christmas Place ©
Christmas Place
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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.
Visit Downtown Franklin and Franklin on Foot for their historical value. Carter House and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Nashville to go to Franklin and see Carnton, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tennessee Brew Works, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip generator.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville. In December in Nashville, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Tennessee State Museum ©
Tennessee State Museum

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