8 days in Lake City, Cookeville & Blue Ridge Itinerary

8 days in Lake City, Cookeville & Blue Ridge Itinerary

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Lake City
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Cookeville
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Blue Ridge
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Lake City

Lake City ©
Lake City is the county seat of Columbia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): walk around Blue Springs Park and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Halpatter Brewing Company. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Webb's Antique Mall and then admire the majestic nature at Ichetucknee Springs State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lake City travel route planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Lake City is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 71°F in Lake City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cookeville.

Things to do in Lake City

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Ichetucknee Springs State Park ©
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Blue Springs Park ©
Blue Springs Park
Webb's Antique Mall ©
Webb's Antique Mall

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Cookeville

Cookeville ©
Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Cookeville Depot Museum, then let little ones run wild at Dogwood park, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Hidden Hollow Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Burgess Falls State Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Fall Creek Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cookeville trip website.

Getting from Lake City to Cookeville by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lake City to Cookeville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lake City in July since evenings lows in Cookeville dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Blue Ridge.

Things to do in Cookeville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Cummins Falls State Park ©
Cummins Falls State Park
Fall Creek Falls ©
Fall Creek Falls
Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls State Park

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Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge ©

Historic High Country

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): experience rural life at Mercier Orchards, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Horsetrough Falls, admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Unicoi State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Blue Ridge trip planner.

Getting from Cookeville to Blue Ridge by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mercier Orchards ©
Mercier Orchards
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
River Rafting & Tubing

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