10 days in Lexington, Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

10 days in Lexington, Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

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Lexington
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Gatlinburg
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Nashville
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Lexington

Lexington

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lexington day trip website.

Orillia, Canada to Lexington is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Orillia in May, expect Lexington to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. You'll set off for Gatlinburg on the 9th (Sat).

Things to do in Lexington

Tours · Nightlife · Parks · Museums

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip site.

Traveling by car from Lexington to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Change things up with a short trip to Mammoth Cave in Mammoth Cave National Park (about 1h 35 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville due to the time zone difference. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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