9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, get interesting insight from Tours, and then cool off at Dollywood. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge online driving holiday planner .

Los Angeles to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Pigeon Forge to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

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Zipline
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Zipline
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Clingmans Dome) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, hike along Chimney Tops Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Trail, and find something for the whole family at 7D Dark Ride Adventure.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip planning tool .

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Pigeon Forge. In June, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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night
Ocoee

On the 29th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ocoee trip builder website .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Ocoee in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ocoee are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ocoee to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Room Escape Games
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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