13 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Chattanooga — 3 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ocoee (River Rafting & Tubing & Adventures Unlimited). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Tennessee Aquarium, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, and Head underground at Raccoon Mountain Caverns.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga online holiday planner.

Houston to Chattanooga is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Chattanooga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Houston in June since evenings lows in Chattanooga dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ducktown.
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Ducktown — 1 night

Ducktown is a city in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): let the river carry you with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc., then examine the collection at Ducktown Basin Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Ducktown travel planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Ducktown takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chattanooga in June, things will get a bit cooler in Ducktown: highs are around 84°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cosby.
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Cosby — 4 nights

Cosby is an unincorporated community in Cocke and Sevier counties in the U.S. State of Tennessee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cosby: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Mount LeConte, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in panoramic vistas at Mt Cammerer Fire Tower, admire the sheer force of Hen Wallow Water Falls, and relax and float downstream with 5 Rivers Adventures.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cosby trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Ducktown to Cosby takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cosby are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Townsend.
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Townsend — 4 nights

Peaceful Side of the Smokies

The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Townsend: Bald River Falls (in Tellico Plains) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Chimney Tops Trail, Chimneys Picnic Area, &more). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls, trek along Abrams Falls Trail, walk around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, and take a memorable drive along Rich Mountain Road.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Townsend trip planner.

Getting from Cosby to Townsend by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Townsend sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Tennessee travel guide

Distilleries · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.