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 30​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tullahoma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nelson's Green Brier Distillery and Carter House. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, snap pictures at Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, and wander the streets of The District.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner .

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Nashville sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tullahoma.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Franklin, Arrington Vineyards
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Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards
The District ©
The District

1
night
Tullahoma

Tullahoma ©
Tullahoma is a city in Coffee and Franklin counties in the south-central part of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at George Dickel Distillery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lynchburg City Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Lynchburg Winery, then look for gifts at Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, and finally sample the fine beverages at Cave Spring Hollow.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tullahoma online travel planner .

You can drive from Nashville to Tullahoma in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Tullahoma

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Lynchburg
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Lynchburg Hardware and General Store ©
Lynchburg Winery ©
Lynchburg Winery

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tennessee Homemade Wines and Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, cool off at Dollywood, and learn about winemaking at Mountain Valley Winery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tullahoma to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Wineries Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Gatlinburg
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Mill Bridge Winery ©
Mill Bridge Winery
Sugarland Cellars ©
Sugarland Cellars
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse ©
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse

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