9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Grotto Falls Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls, and then contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner .

Charlotte to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ruby Falls as well as Chickamauga Battlefield. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, then take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Ruby Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip builder site .

Drive from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga in 3 hours. In April in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
Highlights from your plan
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Andrew Jackson's Hermitage as well as Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the galleries of Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nashville trip builder site .

Drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cheekwood ©
Cheekwood
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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.
You've now added Smoky Mountain Knife Works to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Glenmore Mansion, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, examine the collection at Alcatraz East Crime Museum, then do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo and then explore the fascinating underground world of Forbidden Caverns.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge holiday maker website .

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. April in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sevierville, Glenmore Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Forbidden Caverns ©
Forbidden Caverns
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Alcatraz East Crime Museum ©
Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Similar Plans

10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Chattanooga & Anchorage BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Columbus, Nashville & Pittsburgh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Park City, Nashville & Corinth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, relaxing, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Sarasota, Lafayette Area & Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Sarasota, Chattanooga & Lafayette BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Nashville, Alabama`s Gulf Coast & Louisiana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans