13 days in Kentucky & Tennessee Itinerary

13 days in Kentucky & Tennessee Itinerary

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Bowling Green
— 2 nights
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Corbin
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Sweetwater
— 3 nights
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Shiloh
— 3 nights
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Bowling Green

— 2 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. On the 16th (Mon), make a trip to 1921 Standard Oil Station. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Baker Arboretum & Downing Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lost River Cave, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bright's Antique World.

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Cottleville to Bowling Green is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In November, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Corbin.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Corbin

— 2 nights
Corbin is a home rule-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. On the 19th (Thu), walk around Sanders Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Blue Heron Interpretive Center. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Berea Arts Council and then delve into the lush surroundings at Daniel Boone National Forest.

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Drive from Bowling Green to Corbin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Bowling Green to Corbin is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Corbin are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Corbin

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Falls Trail, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

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You can drive from Corbin to Gatlinburg in 2.5 hours. In November in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sweetwater.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Sweetwater

— 3 nights
Sweetwater is a city in Monroe and McMinn counties in the U.S. Get outdoors at The Lost Sea Adventure and Ocoee HorseRide. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bald River Falls and Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. Step out of Sweetwater with an excursion to Citico Wildlife Wilderness in Vonore--about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams.

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You can drive from Gatlinburg to Sweetwater in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gatlinburg in November since evenings lows in Sweetwater dip to 34°F. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Sweetwater

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Shiloh

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Chickasaw State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): stop by Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop, then witness the site of a historic battle at Shiloh National Military Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Pickwick Landing State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shiloh trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Sweetwater to Shiloh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sweetwater to Shiloh due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 39°F. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Shiloh

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
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.