9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Crossville
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Nashville

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.
Visiting Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Centennial Park will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Frist Art Museum and Cheekwood. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Franklin (Carnton & Carter House). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin and get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Downtown).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nashville trip planning tool.

Tampa to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Tampa to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in May; daily highs in Nashville reach 80°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Chattanooga

Dynamo of Dixie

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 29th (Wed): partake in some friendly competition at Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, then Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns, and finally snap pictures at Walnut Street Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Chattanooga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Monterey

Monterey is a town in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for gifts at Muddy Pond General Store, take some stellar pictures from Bee Rock Overlook, and then see the interesting displays at Monterey Depot Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monterey tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Monterey takes 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chattanooga in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Monterey, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Crossville.

Things to do in Monterey

Shopping · Museums

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Crossville

Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. On the 31st (Fri), learn about all things military at Military Memorial Museum, then admire the sheer force of Ozone Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Cumberland Mountain State Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Crossville route builder.

Crossville is just a stone's throw from Monterey. In May, daily temperatures in Crossville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Crossville

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Pigeon Forge

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.
Visiting Grotto Falls Parking and Laurel Falls will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge itinerary app.

Getting from Crossville to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Crossville to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.