9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of President James K. Polk Home & Museum and then explore and take pictures at Winstead Hill Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Franklin holiday planning app .

Huntington to Franklin is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Huntington to Franklin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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 ©

1
night
Ocoee

Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the sheer force of Benton Falls Hike.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Ocoee sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Franklin to Ocoee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Franklin to Ocoee. In July in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Ocoee

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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): identify plant and animal life at Ogles Gem Mine & Rock Shop, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Forge Distillery, and finally learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then learn about winemaking at Mountain Valley Winery.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge day trip planning app .

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) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

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

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Appreciate the collections at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens and Paul Murray Gallery. Get outdoors at Gatlinburg Trail and Zipline. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, look for all kinds of wild species at Ober Gatlinburg's Wildlife Encounter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg journey tool .

Gatlinburg is very close to Pigeon Forge. In August in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Spas

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