11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

11 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee vacation planner

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Chattanooga
— 3 nights
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Ducktown
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
— 6 nights
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Chattanooga

— 3 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Adventures Unlimited. Kids will enjoy Creative Discovery Museum and Tennessee Riverpark. When in Chattanooga, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Ocoee, approximately Ocoee away. And it doesn't end there: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape Experience - Chattanooga Escape Room Games, explore the engaging exhibits at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga online itinerary planner.

Paducah to Chattanooga is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Chattanooga are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Ducktown.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Adventure · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Ducktown

— 1 night
Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then let the river carry you with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc..

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ducktown route builder site.

Drive from Chattanooga to Ducktown in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chattanooga in June: high temperatures in Ducktown hover around 84°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Ducktown

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge

— 6 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and The Coaster at Goats on the Roof. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Roaring Fork. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Hen Wallow Water Falls & Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking), Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Bush's Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing, laugh and play at MagiQuest, meet the residents at Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, and make a splash at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ducktown to Pigeon Forge in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.