9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
McMinnville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
McMinnville

McMinnville ©
McMinnville is the largest city in and the county seat of Warren County, Tennessee, United States. Bring the kids along to Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort and Charlie Daniels Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like George Dickel Distillery and Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens. Explore McMinnville's surroundings by going to Fall Creek Falls State Park (in Spencer) and Fall Creek Falls (in Fall Creek Falls State Park).

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the McMinnville road trip planning site .

Seattle to McMinnville is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in McMinnville, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in McMinnville

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fall Creek Falls State Park, Fall Creek Falls, George Dickel Distillery, Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort, Charlie Daniels Park
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Charlie Daniels Park ©
Charlie Daniels Park
Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort ©
Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
Fall Creek Falls ©
Fall Creek Falls

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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 24th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Arcade City, then stroll through Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, and then make a splash at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns, and then get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge day trip website .

Drive from McMinnville to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. Traveling from McMinnville to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Roaring Fork
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): have fun and explore at Creative Discovery Museum, meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, and then ponder the design of Coolidge Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): meet the residents at Chattanooga Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited, and then admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls.

Make your Chattanooga itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Rock City Gardens, Adventures Unlimited
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Creative Discovery Museum
Creative Discovery Museum
Coolidge Park ©
Coolidge Park

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