8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Crossville — 1 day

Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Crossville online driving holiday planner.

Detroit to Crossville is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Crossville is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Sparta.
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Sparta — 1 night

Sparta is a city and the county seat of White County, Tennessee, United States. You've now added Virgin Falls State Natural Area to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Virgin Falls State Natural Area.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sparta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crossville to Sparta takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Sparta are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 2 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, and then walk around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure.

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Drive from Sparta to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

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 27th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Historic Mansker's Station, then explore the historical opulence of Historic Rock Castle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Percy Priest Lake. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Mt. Olivet Cemetery and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Crossville.
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Crossville — 1 night

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Crossville tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashville to Crossville by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Nashville in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Crossville, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sat).
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Tennessee travel guide

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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.