9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ducktown
— 1 night
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge

— 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Dollywood, catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

Dallas to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Pigeon Forge. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get little chillier in Pigeon Forge: highs are around 87°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ducktown.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Ducktown

— 1 night
Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. On the 4th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder Rock Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Ducktown Basin Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ducktown day trip website.

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Ducktown in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ducktown when traveling from Pigeon Forge in August, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Ducktown

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Chattanooga

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Ocoee (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Ruby Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lookout Mountain, see Off-Road Tours, and have fun and explore at Creative Discovery Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chattanooga day trip website.

Drive from Ducktown to Chattanooga in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ducktown in August, with highs in Chattanooga at 89°F and lows at 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

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.