7 days in Nashville & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

7 days in Nashville & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Nashville & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: Baton Rouge
Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Baton Rouge

2
nights
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 (Fri): explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum and then look for gifts at Hatch Show Print. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Salon Ya Ya Hillsboro Village, then look for gifts at Gruhn Guitars Inc, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and finally browse the different shops at Opry Mills.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nashville itinerary maker.

Baton Rouge to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Nashville is a bit cooler than Baton Rouge - with highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Shopping Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Opry Mills ©
Opry Mills

4
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
For shopping fun, head to Christmas Place or NOC. Escape the urban bustle at Cades Cove and Roaring Fork. Change things up with these side-trips from Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Dollywood (in Pigeon Forge) and Tanger Outlet Sevierville (in Sevierville). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. You will leave for home on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Tanger Outlets Sevierville
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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