9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Huntington
Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Franklin
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
End: Huntington

1
night
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of President James K. Polk Home & Museum and then stroll through Winstead Hill Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Franklin using our trip planner.

Huntington to Franklin is an approximately 5.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huntington to Franklin. In July, daytime highs in Franklin are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Franklin

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President James K. Polk Home & Museum
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Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
President James K. Polk Home & Museum ©
President James K. Polk Home & Museum

1
night
Ocoee

Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the sheer force of Benton Falls Hike.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocoee route builder.

Drive from Franklin to Ocoee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Ocoee

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Benton Falls Hike
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River Rafting & Tubing
Benton Falls Hike ©
Benton Falls Hike

2
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 31st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Ogles Gem Mine & Rock Shop, then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then sample the fine beverages at Old Forge Distillery, and finally learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then do a tasting at Mountain Valley Winery.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip maker website.

Getting from Ocoee to Pigeon Forge by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Mill Bridge Winery ©
Mill Bridge Winery
Zipline
Old Forge Distillery ©
Old Forge Distillery

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nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse and Smoky Mountain Winery. Appreciate the collections at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum and Fowler's Clay Works. There's still lots to do: trek along Gatlinburg Trail, identify plant and animal life at Ober Gatlinburg's Wildlife Encounter, steep yourself in history at Historic Ogle Log Cabin, and see the interesting displays at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg route planner.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gatlinburg Trail
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Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse ©
Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens ©
Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens

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