40 days in Franklin & Jefferson City Itinerary

40 days in Franklin & Jefferson City Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Jefferson City
— 37 nights


Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin, view the masterpieces at The Copper Fox Gallery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, and finally steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Rippavilla Plantation, contemplate the long history of President James K. Polk Home & Museum, and then walk around Bowie Nature Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Franklin tour planner.

Jefferson City to Franklin is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jefferson City to Franklin due to the time zone difference. June in Franklin sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rippavilla Plantation, President James K. Polk Home & Museum, Bowie Nature Park
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Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Rippavilla Plantation ©
Rippavilla Plantation

Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
Jefferson City is a city in Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States. For shopping fun, head to Cashiers Farmers Market or The Bascom. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cataloochee Valley and Chimney Tops Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jefferson City: Townsend (Tuckaleechee Caverns, The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum, &more), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Abrams Falls Trail, Cades Cove, &more) and Hartford (5 Rivers Adventures & River Rafting & Tubing). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Appalachia, identify plant and animal life at Citico Wildlife Wilderness, admire the sheer force of Ozone Falls, and admire the engineering at Norris Dam State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jefferson City travel route planner.

Drive from Franklin to Jefferson City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Franklin to Jefferson City is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, Bryson City, Kodak, Dillsboro
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Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail