9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Crossville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Clinton
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Knoxville
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Old Town Trolley Tours of Nashville, Jack Daniel's Distillery, Belle Meade Plantation, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville vacation builder site .

Los Angeles to Nashville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Nashville is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Nashville reach 75°F and lows reach 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Crossville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Jack Daniel's Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Crossville

Crossville ©
Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. On the 10th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Cumberland Mountain State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Crossville trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Crossville by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Nashville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Crossville, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 48°F. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Crossville

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cumberland Mountain State Park ©
Cumberland Mountain State Park

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens and Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Hollywood Star Cars Museum and Sugarland Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and trek along Grotto Falls Parking.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Crossville to Gatlinburg takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You will leave for Clinton on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

few
hours
Clinton

Clinton ©
Clinton is a city in Anderson County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Appalachia.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Clinton day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Clinton takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Clinton

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Appalachia ©
Museum of Appalachia

1
night
Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Knoxville road trip planner .

Knoxville is just a stone's throw from Clinton. October in Knoxville sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
James White Fort ©
James White Fort
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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