6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee trip planner

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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg

— 4 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.
Do your shopping at Christmas Place and Paul Murray Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Titanic Museum Attraction and Fowler's Clay Works. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip planner.

Chicago to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in November, expect nights in Gatlinburg to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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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.