9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: New York City

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill). There's much more to do: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, and witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Nashville sightseeing planner.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Nashville hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): have fun and explore at Creative Discovery Museum, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, thenpartake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga day trip app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Adventure Parks Tours

Side Trip

Ocoee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Bring the kids along to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Zipline in Hartford--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cool off at Dollywood, admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Getting from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg by car takes about 3 hours. June in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Hartford, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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