8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

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 19th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nashville online trip builder .

Newark to Nashville is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Nashville. Traveling from Newark in May, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trip

Downtown Franklin
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Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get in touch with nature at Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Smoky Mountain Knife Works (in Sevierville) and Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

1
night
Ocoee

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc..

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ocoee trip maker website .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Ocoee by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ocoee are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocoee

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

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