7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Bus to Nashville, Tn, Taxi to Franklin
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Franklin
— 1 night
Drive
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Ocoee
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive

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Franklin

— 1 night
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.
On the 5th (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Carnton and then explore the different monuments and memorials at McGavock Confederate Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Glassblowing Studio, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Franklin trip planner.

Louisville to Franklin is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Franklin. July in Franklin sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Ocoee

— 1 night
On the 7th (Tue), relax and float downstream with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc. and then let the river carry you with Adventures Unlimited.

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You can drive from Franklin to Ocoee in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Ocoee are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Ocoee

Parks · Adventure

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Bush's Visitor Center. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Christmas Place and Tanger Outlets Sevierville. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Townsend (Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing & Tuckaleechee Caverns) and Forbidden Caverns (in Sevierville). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, cool off at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park, find something for the whole family at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip builder website.

You can drive from Ocoee to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. July in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks

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.