8 days in Connecticut & Tennessee Itinerary

8 days in Connecticut & Tennessee Itinerary

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8 days in Connecticut & Tennessee Itinerary

Start: New York City
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
New Haven
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Yale University Art Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and then explore and take pictures at Yale University.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Haven planning site

New York City to New Haven is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in New Haven when traveling from New York City in April, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in New Haven

Museums
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Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History ©
Yale University ©
Yale University

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helicopter Tours and Hillbilly Golf. Step out of Pigeon Forge with an excursion to Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, stop by Sandman's Workshop, get your game on at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Distillery.

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Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from New Haven to Pigeon Forge takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New Haven in April, expect Pigeon Forge to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Helicopter Tours, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
7D Dark Ride Adventure ©
7D Dark Ride Adventure
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fontanel Mansion and Carter House. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Carnton in Franklin, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Centennial Park, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and explore and take pictures at Bridgestone Arena.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nashville online trip planner

Drive from Pigeon Forge to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Nashville sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
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Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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