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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Carter House and Downtown Franklin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Carnton and RCA Studio B. Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Franklin Glassblowing Studio in Franklin--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Cheekwood, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Nashville online trip itinerary 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. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Nashville, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
On the 27th (Thu), Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, then don't miss a visit to Moon Pie General Store, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Adventures Unlimited, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields.

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Drive from Nashville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ocoee, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
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Raccoon Mountain Caverns ©
Raccoon Mountain Caverns
River Rafting & Tubing
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Adventures Unlimited

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Fowler's Clay Works. Step off the beaten path and head to Roaring Fork and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Smoky Mountain Knife Works (in Sevierville), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, find something for the whole family at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, take some stellar pictures from Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg route planner .

You can drive from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Smoky Mountain Knife Works, River Rafting & Tubing
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Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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