9 days in Tennessee & Asheville Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee & Asheville Itinerary

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Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Cosby
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Cosby
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Cosby

— 1 night
Cosby is an unincorporated community in Cocke and Sevier counties in the U.S. State of Tennessee. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cosby trip itinerary maker site.

Miami to Cosby is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December, Cosby is cooler than Miami - with highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Cosby

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, Gatlinburg Space Needle and Santas Claus-et. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, find something for the whole family at Anakeesta, and take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cosby to Gatlinburg by car takes about an hour. In December in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): find something for the whole family at Big Top Arcade, get in on the family fun at Dollywood, and then stop by Try My Nuts Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and then get in on the family fun at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge journey planner.

Pigeon Forge is very close to Gatlinburg. In December, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Western North Carolina Nature Center, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Asheville trip builder tool.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Asheville by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Asheville are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
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.