41 days in Tennessee Itinerary

41 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip maker

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Johnson City
— 5 nights
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Greeneville
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
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Townsend
— 3 nights
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Knoxville
— 5 nights
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Murfreesboro
— 5 nights
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Nashville
— 7 nights
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Clarksville
— 1 day

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Johnson City

— 5 nights
Johnson City is a city in Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, with most of the city being in Washington County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johnson City: Tennessee Welcome Center- Bristol (in Bristol), Abingdon (The Art Depot, Salt of the Earth, &more) and Blowing Rock (Moses H. Cone Memorial Park & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, stroll around Founders Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Johnson City Brewing Company, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Johnson City itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Johnson City is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Atlanta in March, expect Johnson City to be little chillier, temps between 55°F and 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Greeneville.

Things to do in Johnson City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Greeneville

— 3 nights
Greeneville is a town in, and the county seat of Greene County, Tennessee, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Greeneville: Hot Springs (Max Patch, Hot Springs Resort and Spa, &more). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Dickson Williams Mansion, explore the different monuments and memorials at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, browse for treasures at Greeneville Antique Market, and see the interesting displays at City Garage Car Museum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Greeneville trip maker tool.

Getting from Johnson City to Greeneville by car takes about an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Greeneville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Sevierville (Sevier Distilling Company & Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg, examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Greeneville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 6 nights

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: cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, explore and take pictures at Newfound Gap Road, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Gatlinburg. In March, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Townsend.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Townsend

— 3 nights

Peaceful Side of the Smokies

The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Townsend: Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains), Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards (in Maryville) and Wehrloom Honey (in Robbinsville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns, take a peaceful walk through Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at ABR's Visitor & Education Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Loudoun State Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Townsend trip builder site.

Townsend is just a short distance from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In March in Townsend, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Townsend

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Knoxville

— 5 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Knoxville side-trips: The Georgia Winery (in Ringgold), Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (in Fort Oglethorpe) and Sevierville (Eagle Springs Winery & Helicopter Tours). There's much more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, learn about winemaking at Spout Spring Estates Winery and Vineyard, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Knoxville.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Knoxville trip planning site.

You can drive from Townsend to Knoxville in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Knoxville are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Murfreesboro

— 5 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Murfreesboro: Rock City (in Lookout Mountain), Cascade Hollow Distilling Co., Home of George Dickel (in Tullahoma) and Lynchburg (Lynchburg Hardware and General Store & Lynchburg Winery). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Arrington Vineyards, stroll around Old Fort Park, pause for some photo ops at Hazen Brigade Monument, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mayday Brewery.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Murfreesboro online attractions planner.

You can drive from Knoxville to Murfreesboro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Nashville

— 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nashville: Mammoth Cave National Park (Cedar Sink Trail & Mammoth Cave). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville journey maker site.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Nashville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Clarksville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Clarksville

— 1 day
The city of Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, and the fifth-largest city in the state behind Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at MB Roland Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old Glory Distilling Co., then do a tasting at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery, and finally walk around Liberty Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Clarksville driving holiday website.

Drive from Nashville to Clarksville in an hour. April in Clarksville sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Clarksville

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Tennessee travel guide

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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.