7 days in Nashville & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

7 days in Nashville & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum and then look for gifts at Hatch Show Print. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hillsboro Village, then stop by Gruhn Guitars, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally browse the different shops at Opry Mills.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip website.

Baton Rouge to Nashville is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Baton Rouge in December, things will get slightly colder in Nashville: highs are around 53°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel 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.
Attractions like Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Cades Cove and Chimney Tops Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Tanger Outlets Sevierville (in Sevierville) and Christmas Place (in Pigeon Forge). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, stop by NOC Gatlinburg, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Tanger Outlets Sevierville
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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