9 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  9​h
1
Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Greeneville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tellico Plains
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Chicago

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, then steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and then steep yourself in history at Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Knoxville tour itinerary planner .

Chicago to Knoxville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Knoxville is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in March: high temperatures in Knoxville hover around 60°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Greeneville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

2
nights
Greeneville

Greeneville ©
Greeneville is a town in, and the county seat of Greene County, Tennessee, United States. On the 25th (Mon), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Olive Oil Divine, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Greeneville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Greeneville takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Knoxville in March since evenings lows in Greeneville dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Greeneville

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Olive Oil Divine, Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
Highlights from your plan
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium ©
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

2
nights
Tellico Plains

Tellico Plains ©
Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls, do a tasting at Savannah Oaks Winery, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Benton Falls Hike. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Citico Wildlife Wilderness and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Indian Boundary General Store.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tellico Plains trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Greeneville to Tellico Plains takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Savannah Oaks Winery, Benton Falls Hike, Citico Wildlife Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Benton Falls Hike ©
Benton Falls Hike
Savannah Oaks Winery ©
Savannah Oaks Winery

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 29th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bluff View Art District, then have fun and explore at Creative Discovery Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tennessee Riverpark, then see the interesting displays at Tennessee Valley Railroad (TVR), and then take in panoramic vistas at Ruby Falls.

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Drive from Tellico Plains to Chattanooga in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tellico Plains in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chattanooga, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Creative Discovery Museum
Creative Discovery Museum
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum ©
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Tennessee Riverpark ©
Tennessee Riverpark