8 days in Washington DC & Gatlinburg Itinerary

8 days in Washington DC & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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8 days in Washington DC & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Memphis

1
night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday website .

Memphis to Washington DC is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Washington DC. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Alexandria, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Take a break from the city and head to Grotto Falls Trail and Forbidden Caverns. Get a sense of the local culture at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo (in Sevierville), Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg holiday builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In July in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Tuckaleechee Caverns
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The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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