9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee itinerary maker

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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Ocoee
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Dome Ziplines as well as Dollywood. Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge road trip planning app.

Chicago to Pigeon Forge 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 changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ocoee.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Ocoee

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then let the river carry you with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with Adventures Unlimited.

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Drive from Pigeon Forge to Ocoee in 2.5 hours. In August in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Parks · Tours

Nashville

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, don't miss a visit to The Parthenon, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Nashville.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ocoee to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
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.