8 days in East Tennessee & Milwaukee Itinerary

8 days in East Tennessee & Milwaukee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive
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Elizabethton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
Bus to Nashville, Fly to Milwaukee
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Milwaukee
— 3 nights
Drive

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Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, then get curious at American Museum of Science and Energy, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Southern Railway Station. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at University of Tennessee and then contemplate the waterfront views at Panther Creek State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Knoxville trip planner.

Chicago to Knoxville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Knoxville reach 60°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Elizabethton.

Things to do in Knoxville

Childrens Museums · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Elizabethton

— 2 nights
Elizabethton is a city in, and the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Roan Mountain State Park, find something for the whole family at Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, then trek along Tweetsie Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, and finally contemplate the long history of Veterans' Monument.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Elizabethton attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Elizabethton takes 2 hours. In March, Elizabethton is a bit cooler than Knoxville - with highs of 55°F and lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Elizabethton

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): head outdoors with High Point Climbing, then get to know the fascinating history of Bluff View Art District, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally see the interesting displays at Coker Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chattanooga planning tool.

You can drive from Elizabethton to Chattanooga in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Elizabethton in March; daily highs in Chattanooga reach 63°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Milwaukee

— 3 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Family-friendly places like Discovery World and Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Betty Brinn Children's Museum and Geneva Lake Museum of History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milwaukee: Spas (in Lake Geneva) and Lapham Peak (in Delafield). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes), don't miss a visit to Old World 3rd St., get engrossed in the history at Mitchell Gallery of Flight, and identify plant and animal life at Grant Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Chattanooga to Milwaukee by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Milwaukee due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Chattanooga in March: highs in Milwaukee hover around 41°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips