8 days in Tennessee & Connecticut Itinerary

8 days in Tennessee & Connecticut Itinerary

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8 days in Tennessee & Connecticut Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h
3
Hartford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Step out of Nashville with an excursion to Lotz House Museum in Franklin--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and look for gifts at Hatch Show Print.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nashville online trip planner

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Gatlinburg is known for breweries, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Hartford.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

1
night
Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): head outdoors with The Adventure Park at Storrs.

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Getting from Gatlinburg to Hartford by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Gatlinburg in April, things will get slightly colder in Hartford: highs are around 60°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trips

New Haven, New Britain Museum of American Art, The Adventure Park at Storrs
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New Britain Museum of American Art ©
New Britain Museum of American Art
The Adventure Park at Storrs ©
The Adventure Park at Storrs
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery

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