8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Hartford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Erwin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ocoee
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Townsend
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Hartford

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hartford sightseeing planner.

New York City to Hartford is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Hartford sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Erwin.

Things to do in Hartford

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Erwin

Erwin ©
Erwin is a town in and the county seat of Unicoi County, Tennessee, United States. On the 17th (Sun), hike along Tweetsie Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours.

Start your trip to Erwin by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Hartford to Erwin by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ocoee.

Things to do in Erwin

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, Tweetsie Trail
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Tweetsie Trail ©
Tweetsie Trail
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium ©
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

2
nights
Ocoee

On the 19th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ocoee trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Erwin to Ocoee takes 3.5 hours. June in Ocoee sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Townsend.

Things to do in Ocoee

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

3
nights
Townsend

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.
Visiting Chimney Tops and Roaring Fork will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Townsend: Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook (in Gatlinburg) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Grotto Falls Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns, and steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Townsend tour planner.

Drive from Ocoee to Townsend in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Townsend, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Townsend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook
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Meigs Falls ©
Meigs Falls
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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