9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

9 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Franklin
— 1 night
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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
3
Ducktown
— 1 night
4
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights

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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 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Cannonsburgh Village, then steep yourself in history at Rippavilla Plantation, and then steep yourself in history at President James K. Polk Home & Museum.

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Alton to Franklin is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Franklin can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Franklin

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rippavilla Plantation, Montgomery Bell State Park, Cannonsburgh Village, President James K. Polk Home & Museum
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Cannonsburgh  Village ©
Cannonsburgh Village
Montgomery Bell State Park ©
Montgomery Bell State Park
Rippavilla Plantation ©
Rippavilla Plantation

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, have fun and explore at Creative Discovery Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rock City Gardens, witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, then examine the collection at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, then hike along Tennessee Riverpark, and finally ponder the design of Coolidge Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga travel route planner.

You can drive from Franklin to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Franklin to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ducktown.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Rock City Gardens, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Cloudland Canyon State Park
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Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield
Tennessee Riverpark ©
Tennessee Riverpark

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night
Ducktown

Ducktown ©
Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): trek along Murphy River Walk and then have some family-friendly fun at WagonMaster Adventure Ranch.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ducktown trip planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Ducktown in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga in July, expect Ducktown to be slightly colder, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Ducktown

Fun & Games · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Murphy
Highlights from your plan
WagonMaster Adventure Ranch ©
WagonMaster Adventure Ranch

3
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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 Alum Cave Trail and The Track Smoky Mountains. Get outdoors at Abrams Falls Trail and Soco Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Waterrock Knob (in Maggie Valley) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Cherokee). There's much more to do: hike along Gatlinburg Trail, head outdoors with The Sinks, admire the sheer force of Cataract Falls, and have some family-friendly fun at Gatlin's Escape Games.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ducktown to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Maggie Valley, The Track Smoky Mountains, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cataract Falls ©
Cataract Falls
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail

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