14 days in Kentucky, Charlotte & Tennessee Itinerary

14 days in Kentucky, Charlotte & Tennessee Itinerary

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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Charlotte
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get out of town with these interesting Louisville side-trips: Unique Horse Farm Tours (in Lexington) and The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, try to win big at Churchill Downs, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville sightseeing planner.

Saint Louis to Louisville is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Louisville. In November in Louisville, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Charlotte

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Charlotte: Winston Salem (Old Salem Museums & Gardens & Reynolda House Museum of American Art) and Elkin Municipal Park (in Elkin). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, revel in the low prices at Concord Mills, engage your brain at Discovery Place Science, and walk around Freedom Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Charlotte holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Charlotte takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in November, expect nights in Charlotte to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Pigeon Forge

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 24th (Tue) at Dollywood. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge, admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, stop by Christmas Place, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge online route maker.

Traveling by car from Charlotte to Pigeon Forge takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online visit planner.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Nashville. November in Nashville sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

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.