10 days in Tennessee, Southeast Missouri & Alabama Itinerary

10 days in Tennessee, Southeast Missouri & Alabama Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Cape Girardeau
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
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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 off the beaten path and head to Tuckaleechee Caverns and Roaring Fork. Get in touch with nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Newfound Gap Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking & Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, trek along Gatlinburg Trail, and stop by Christmas Place.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg online travel route planner.

New York City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gatlinburg when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): walk around Cape Rock Park and then browse the different shops at West Park Mall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Girardeau online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Cape Girardeau in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Shopping · Parks
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mansion and Radnor Lake State Park. Visiting Centennial Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will get you outdoors. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Carter House in Franklin, approximately Franklin away. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Nashville.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nashville driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cape Girardeau to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November in Nashville, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Gulf Shores Public Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Orange Beach holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Orange Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nashville in November; daily highs in Orange Beach reach 70°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Tennessee travel guide

4.4
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.

Alabama travel guide

4.2
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.