6 days in West Virginia, Tennessee & Kentucky Itinerary

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Harpers Ferry
— 1 day
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night


Harpers Ferry — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

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Indianapolis to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly to Pigeon Forge.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Pigeon Forge — 3 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

Appreciate the collections at Titanic Museum Attraction and Fowler's Clay Works. Get a sense of the local culture at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Tennessee Homemade Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking & Spruce Flats Falls). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

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You can fly from Harpers Ferry to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Harpers Ferry in March; daily highs in Pigeon Forge reach 60°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Nashville.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
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Nashville — 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville vacation maker site.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Nashville by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Nashville are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Louisville.
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Louisville — 1 night

Derby City

On the 5th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, then examine the collection at Muhammad Ali Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

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Drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville. April in Louisville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive back home.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
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West Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

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.

Kentucky travel guide

Caves · Distilleries · Specialty Museums
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.