6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Sewanee
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive
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Tellico Plains
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Nashville

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The George Jones.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nashville visit planner.

Baton Rouge to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Nashville is slightly colder than Baton Rouge - with highs of 75°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Sewanee.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Sewanee

Sewanee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Franklin County, Tennessee, United States. To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sewanee online journey planner.

Getting from Nashville to Sewanee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Sewanee due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Sewanee are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Sewanee

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Chattanooga

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery, examine the collection at Coker Museum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chattanooga trip builder.

You can drive from Sewanee to Chattanooga in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Chattanooga can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Tellico Plains.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Tellico Plains

Tellico Plains is a town in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Conasauga Falls Trail and then see the interesting displays at Charles Hall Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tellico Plains journey planner.

You can drive from Chattanooga to Tellico Plains in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Chattanooga in October, things will get slightly colder in Tellico Plains: highs are around 71°F and lows about 45°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Tellico Plains

Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Gatlinburg

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster and then view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, and finally see the interesting displays at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens.

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Drive from Tellico Plains to Gatlinburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tellico Plains in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Gatlinburg. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.