8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee vacation maker

Make it your trip
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Nashville
— 1 day
Drive
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Nashville

— 1 day

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville journey builder.

Dallas to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in November; daily highs in Nashville reach 62°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife

Knoxville

— 3 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Pigeon Forge (The Island in Pigeon Forge, Titanic Museum Attraction, &more) and Gatlinburg (Zipline & Gatlinburg SkyLift Park).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Knoxville road trip site.

You can drive from Nashville to Knoxville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Knoxville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Family-friendly places like Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: cruise along Newfound Gap Road, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Falls Trail, trek along Gatlinburg Trail, and make a trip to Elkmont Ghost Town.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. November in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.