9 days in Nashville, Gatlinburg & Asheville Itinerary

9 days in Nashville, Gatlinburg & Asheville Itinerary

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Nashville
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Asheville
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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carnton and Radnor Lake State Park. Popular historic sites such as Downtown Franklin and Carter House are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Franklin to see McGavock Confederate Cemetery about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nashville route app.

Marquette to Nashville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marquette to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Marquette in September, with highs in Nashville at 85°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin
Carter House ©
Carter House

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Alum Cave Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork and Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking. Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Townsend and see Tuckaleechee Caverns, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rainbow Falls Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, and take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In September in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Asheville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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Asheville

Asheville ©

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park and Food Tours. Visit Basilica of Saint Lawrence and Grovewood Village for their historical value. Step out of Asheville to go to Lake Lure and see Zipline, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Thomas Wolfe Memorial, get a taste of the local shopping with Lexington Glassworks, take in nature's colorful creations at Craggy Gardens, and sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Asheville in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Asheville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park ©
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Zipline
Basilica of Saint Lawrence ©
Basilica of Saint Lawrence

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