8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4 h
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Chicago

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.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Downtown Presbyterian Church, and catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nashville online vacation planner.

Chicago to Nashville is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Family-friendly places like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and The Island in Pigeon Forge will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Dollywood, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Pigeon River
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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