14 days in Tennessee & Kentucky Itinerary

14 days in Tennessee & Kentucky Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
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Sweetwater
— 2 nights
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Shiloh
— 1 night
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Bowling Green
— 3 nights
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Corbin
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Roaring Fork. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Gatlinburg Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Knoxville (Strong Alley (Graffiti Alley) & Ijams Nature Center), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking & Clingmans Dome) and Townsend (ABR's Visitor & Education Center & Tuckaleechee Caverns). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Newfound Gap Road, surround yourself with nature on Bluff Mountain Adventures, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and get great views at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg online road trip planner.

New York City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New York City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gatlinburg, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sweetwater.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Sweetwater

— 2 nights
Sweetwater is a city in Monroe and McMinn counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Loudoun State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Citico Wildlife Wilderness. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on The Lost Sea Adventure, take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls, and then cruise along Cherohala Skyway.

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Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Sweetwater takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gatlinburg in November since evenings lows in Sweetwater dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shiloh.

Things to do in Sweetwater

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shiloh

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop, then stroll through Shiloh National Military Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Pickwick Landing State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shiloh road trip app.

Traveling by car from Sweetwater to Shiloh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sweetwater to Shiloh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Shiloh can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Shiloh

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowling Green

— 3 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Visiting Lost River Cave and Mammoth Cave will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cedar Sink Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Bowling Green: Onyx Cave (in Cave City) and Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum (in Horse Cave). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Corvette Museum, get engrossed in the history at South Union Shaker Village, and join the crowd at NCM Motorsports Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bowling Green sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Shiloh to Bowling Green in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Bowling Green are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Corbin.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and then make a trip to Boone Trace Marker. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

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Traveling by car from Bowling Green to Corbin takes 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. November in Corbin sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corbin

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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.

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.