8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ocoee
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary app .

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Nightlife Museums
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Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

2
nights
Ocoee

On the 5th (Tue), explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ocoee online visit planner .

Getting from Nashville to Ocoee by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Ocoee is 1 hour. In June in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Ocoee

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

4
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Mount LeConte will get you outdoors. Take a break from Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a short trip to Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Ocoee to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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