8 days in Chattanooga & Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

8 days in Chattanooga & Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

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Chattanooga
— 2 nights
2
Cherokee
— 4 nights
3
Highlands
— 1 night

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
When in Chattanooga, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Ocoee, approximately Ocoee away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tennessee Aquarium, explore the fascinating underground world of Ruby Falls, get great views at Rock City, and take in the views from Walnut Street Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga trip planner.

Dallas to Chattanooga is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Chattanooga. Traveling from Dallas in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Chattanooga, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cherokee.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Rock City
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Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Cherokee

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Explore Cherokee's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City), Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley) and Carolina Outfitters (in Topton). The adventure continues: try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee, see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, look for gifts at Unique Gift Outlet, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cherokee sightseeing planner.

Getting from Chattanooga to Cherokee by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Chattanooga in June, things will get little chillier in Cherokee: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Highlands.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bryson City, Maggie Valley, Carolina Outfitters
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River Rafting & Tubing
Mountain Farm Museum ©
Mountain Farm Museum
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian

1
night
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Falls, thenadmire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Highlands road trip app.

Drive from Cherokee to Highlands in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Highlands are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Highlands

Nature Parks
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Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

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