8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Brooklyn
Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Brooklyn

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kids will enjoy River Rafting & Tubing and 5 Rivers Adventures. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Fri) at Dollywood. Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip planner .

Brooklyn to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. In July in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Hartford
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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.
On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at RCA Studio B, get curious at Adventure Science Center, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Nashville journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Science Center ©
Adventure Science Center
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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