35 days in Tennessee Itinerary

35 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Knoxville
— 6 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 8 nights
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Ducktown
— 2 nights
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Chattanooga
— 6 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 6 nights
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Memphis
— 6 nights
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Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore Knoxville's surroundings by going to Sevierville (Sevier Distilling Company, Helicopter Tours, &more), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Gatlinburg (Zipline, Ole Smoky, &more). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Dollywood, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Knoxville travel website.

Chicago to Knoxville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Knoxville, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Tours · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Dollywood ©
Must see
Dollywood
4.2

8
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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Ducktown.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Newfound Gap Road ©
Scenic Drive
Newfound Gap Road
4.8
Roaring Fork ©
Wildlife Area
Roaring Fork
4.8

2
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Ducktown

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ocoee River, then ride a horse along Ocoee HorseRide, and then admire the sheer force of Benton Falls Hike.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ducktown trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Ducktown with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Ducktown

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Benton Falls Hike ©
Waterfall
Benton Falls Hike
4.9
Ocoee HorseRide ©
Equestrian Trail
Ocoee HorseRide
4.9

6
nights
Chattanooga

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Adventures Unlimited (in Ocoee), Red Clay State Historic Park (in Cleveland) and University of the South (in Sewanee). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, trek along Fiery Gizzard Trail, stroll around Swinging Bridge Park, and sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga route website.

Drive from Ducktown to Chattanooga in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chattanooga when traveling from Ducktown in June, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Ruby Falls ©
Cave
Ruby Falls
4.0

6
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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.
Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Carter House in Franklin--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Chattanooga to Nashville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Nashville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Grand Ole Opry ©
Theater
Grand Ole Opry
4.6
Downtown Nashville ©
Neighborhood
Downtown Nashville
4.2

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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School (in Brownsville), WC Johnson Park (in Collierville) and Jackson (Century Farm Winery & Samuel T Bryant Distillery). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Graceland, admire the masterpieces at Withers Collection Museum & Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Memphis, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Graceland
Must see
Graceland
4.4
Sun Studio ©
Historic Site
Sun Studio
4.8

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