11 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in East Tennessee Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Chattanooga
— 5 nights
2
Ducktown
— 1 night
3
Tellico Plains
— 2 nights
4
Elizabethton
— 2 nights

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields and Creative Discovery Museum. Visit Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Chickamauga Battlefield for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Clay State Historic Park (in Cleveland) and Cloudland Canyon State Park (in Rising Fawn). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Coolidge Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, identify plant and animal life at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, and stroll through Lookout Mountain.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga visit site.

Memphis to Chattanooga is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Chattanooga due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ducktown.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fort Oglethorpe, Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields, Red Clay State Historic Park, Cloudland Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Coolidge Park ©
Coolidge Park
Cloudland Canyon State Park ©
Cloudland Canyon State Park

1
night
Ducktown

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Toccoa River Adventures, and then identify plant and animal life at Thunder Rock Recreation Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ducktown trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chattanooga to Ducktown in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga in July, expect Ducktown to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Ducktown

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Toccoa River Adventures
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Thunder Rock Recreation Area ©
Thunder Rock Recreation Area

2
nights
Tellico Plains

Tellico Plains ©
Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): head outdoors with Hiwassee River Rail Adventure, take a memorable drive along Cherohala Skyway, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Conasauga Falls Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Tellico Trout Hatchery, admire the sheer force of Baby Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tellico Plains trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ducktown to Tellico Plains takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Tellico Plains can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Elizabethton.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hiwassee River Rail Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Tellico Trout Hatchery ©
Tellico Trout Hatchery
Conasauga Falls Trail ©
Conasauga Falls Trail

2
nights
Elizabethton

Elizabethton ©
Elizabethton is a city in, and the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to The Carter Mansion, thenget the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Watauga Lake, and finally explore the activities along Wautauga Lake. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Worley's Cave, get in on the family fun at Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, thentake in the views from Elizabethton Covered Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Veterans' Monument.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Elizabethton trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tellico Plains to Elizabethton takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Elizabethton

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bluff City, Watauga Lake, Wautauga Lake
Highlights from your plan
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park ©
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Watauga Lake ©
Watauga Lake
Worley's Cave ©
Worley's Cave