16 days in Tennessee Itinerary

16 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
2
Sevierville
— Few hours
3
Chattanooga
— 4 nights
4
Nashville
— 6 nights

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Fowler's Clay Works and Alewine Pottery will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Forge Distillery and The Village Shops. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens, gain insight at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum, learn about winemaking at Mill Bridge Winery, and steep yourself in history at Historic Ogle Log Cabin.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg holiday planning site.

Coshocton to Gatlinburg is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. May in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sevierville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Old Forge Distillery ©
Old Forge Distillery
Mill Bridge Winery ©
Mill Bridge Winery
Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens ©
Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens

few
hours
Sevierville

Sevierville
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sevierville trip itinerary builder tool.

Sevierville is very close to Gatlinburg. In May in Sevierville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will leave for Chattanooga on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Sevierville

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

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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.
Visiting Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and High Point Climbing will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Creative Discovery Museum and International Towing and Recovery Museum. The adventure continues: take in the history at Chickamauga Battlefield, get your game on at Escape Mission Chattanooga, walk around Tennessee Riverpark, and sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sevierville to Chattanooga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. May in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Oglethorpe
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Riverpark ©
Tennessee Riverpark
Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield

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nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get some historical perspective at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Stones River National Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Radnor Lake State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: McGavock Confederate Cemetery (in Franklin) and Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The District, contemplate the long history of Belmont Mansion, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Nashville, and get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nashville travel route builder tool.

Getting from Chattanooga to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

McGavock Confederate Cemetery, Stones River National Cemetery, Arrington Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Frist Art Museum ©
Frist Art Museum
McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum

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