6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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6 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Knoxville
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
End: Jacksonville

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nashville tour planning tool .

Jacksonville to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chattanooga National Cemetery, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Greenway Farm-North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chattanooga trip planner .

Getting from Nashville to Chattanooga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Fort Oglethorpe
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Chickamauga Battlefield ©
Chickamauga Battlefield
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 25th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, then steep yourself in history at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, and finally do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg planner .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Titanic Museum Attraction
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River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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Knoxville

Knoxville ©
A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
On the 27th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of East Tennesse Historical Society, examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, then identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Gentle Barn.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Knoxville trip planner .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Knoxville in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Knoxville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Smoky Mountain Knife Works
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Ijams Nature Center ©
Ijams Nature Center
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
East Tennesse Historical Society ©
East Tennesse Historical Society

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