9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  27 h
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 h
End: Phoenix

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Radnor Lake State Park and Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Diamond Caverns (in Park City), Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville) and Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at George Dickel Distillery.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip website .

Phoenix to Nashville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to Nashville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Nashville is a bit cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

George Dickel Distillery, Casey Jones Distillery, Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Arrington Vineyards, Diamond Caverns
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Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Explore hidden gems such as Clingmans Dome and The Coaster at Goats on the Roof. Venture out of the city with trips to Bush's Beans Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill) and Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge road trip planning tool .

Drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Fowler's Clay Works, Bush's Beans Visitor Center, Forbidden Caverns, Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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