8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee travel planner
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Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
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Ocoee
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg — 6 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome, Cades Cove, &more), Helicopter Tours (in Sevierville) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and explore and take pictures at Little River Road.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg road trip tool.

Philadelphia to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Ocoee.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Ocoee — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee River.

Plan my trip to Ocoee with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ocoee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Adventure · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Tennessee travel guide

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Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.