8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Cosby
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Townsend
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Boston

1
night
Ocoee

Ocoee ©
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Boston to Ocoee is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Boston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ocoee, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Parks Nature Adventure
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Adventures Unlimited ©
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, then don't miss a visit to Market Square, then take in panoramic vistas at Sunsphere Tower, and finally examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Knoxville route planner.

Traveling by car from Ocoee to Knoxville takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cosby.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Smoky Mountain Knife Works
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Sunsphere Tower ©
Sunsphere Tower
Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Market Square ©
Market Square

2
nights
Cosby

Cosby ©
Cosby is an unincorporated community in Cocke and Sevier counties in the U.S. On the 31st (Wed), stroll around Oconaluftee Islands Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mingo Falls.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cosby trip planner .

You can drive from Knoxville to Cosby in an hour. In July in Cosby, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Townsend.

Things to do in Cosby

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cherokee, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Clingmans Dome
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Oconaluftee Islands Park ©
Oconaluftee Islands Park
Mountain Farm Museum ©
Mountain Farm Museum

3
nights
Townsend

The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Brasstown Bald Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Townsend side-trips: Museum of the Cherokee Indian (in Cherokee), Dry Falls (in Highlands) and Carolina Outfitters (in Topton). The adventure continues: try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino and learn about winemaking at Cherokee Cellars Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Townsend online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cosby to Townsend takes 1.5 hours. August in Townsend sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Townsend

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Murphy, River Rafting & Tubing, Dry Falls, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Brasstown Bald
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River Rafting & Tubing
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald
Cherokee Cellars Winery ©
Cherokee Cellars Winery

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