9 days in Huntsville, Chattanooga & Smithville Itinerary

9 days in Huntsville, Chattanooga & Smithville Itinerary

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Huntsville
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Chattanooga
— 4 nights
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Smithville
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Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Your day by day itinerary now includes U.S. Space and Rocket Center as well as Bad Axe Throwing. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Huntsville Depot Museum, then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then admire the local landmark of Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Sano Nature Preserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Hays Nature Preserve.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Huntsville tour planner.

Memphis to Huntsville is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Chattanooga

— 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tennessee Aquarium, Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Chattanooga Cycleboats. Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Falls and Ocoee Outdoors, Inc.. Visit Bluff View Art District and Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields for their historical value. Step out of Chattanooga to go to Benton and see Benton Falls Hike, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, stop by Moon Pie General Store, trek along Tennessee Riverpark, and get great views at Glen Falls Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chattanooga itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Huntsville to Chattanooga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Huntsville to Chattanooga. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Smithville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Adventure

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Smithville

— 2 nights
Smithville is a city in DeKalb County, Tennessee, United States. To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Smithville day trip planning app.

Drive from Chattanooga to Smithville in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Smithville. Traveling from Chattanooga in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Smithville, with lows around 66°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Smithville

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife