8 days in New York City & Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in New York City & Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in New York City & Tennessee Itinerary

Start: McAllen
Drive:  29​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
Drive:  19​h 30​min
End: McAllen

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Central Park and then wander the streets of Times Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

McAllen to New York City is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from McAllen to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from McAllen in May, you will find days in New York City are cooler (69°F), and nights are little chillier (55°F). On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toGatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Central Park ©
Central Park

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg travel route planning site .

Getting from New York City to Gatlinburg by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Gatlinburg, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©

1
night
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dollywood. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a splash at Dollywood and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge travel planner .

Pigeon Forge is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns

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