8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
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Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Appreciate the collections at The George Jones and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nashville driving holiday planner.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Gatlinburg

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse and Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bush's Visitor Center and Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy (in Sevierville) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip maker.

Drive from Nashville to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

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.