9 days in Gatlinburg, Knoxville & Nashville Itinerary

9 days in Gatlinburg, Knoxville & Nashville Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
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Knoxville
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Nashville
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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Do your shopping at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and Christmas Place. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, hike along Grotto Falls Parking, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg journey builder app.

Chicago to Gatlinburg is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In September in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 11th (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Tennessee Distilling. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Valley Winery.

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Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Knoxville takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Arrington Vineyards.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nashville day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Knoxville 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. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Nashville

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips