7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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1
Nashville
— 2 nights
2
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Popular historic sites such as Cheekwood and McGavock Confederate Cemetery are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nelson's Green Brier Distillery and Downtown Franklin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Franklin (Carter House & Carnton). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Centennial Park and see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip builder tool.

Chicago to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Laurel Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse and Roaring Fork. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: Bush's Beans Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill) and Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, learn about winemaking at Sugarland Cellars, get to know the fascinating history of Old Forge Distillery, and sample the fine beverages at Doc Collier Distillery.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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