22 days in Tennessee, Tirol & Turkey Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to Innsbruck Airport, Drive to Seefeld in Tirol
Seefeld in Tirol, Austria
— 2 nights
Innsbruck, Austria
— 5 nights
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights


Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States — 5 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Your list of things to see and do now includes Quiet Walkways, Sugarland Riding Stables, Cades Cove Visitor Center, and other attractions. There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company and get in on the family fun at Ripley's Haunted Adventure.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary website.

Chennai, India to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling from Chennai in November, things will get cooler in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seefeld in Tirol.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trips
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Seefeld in Tirol, Austria — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Anton. On the 27th (Mon), hit the slopes at Rosshutte and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kreuzweg mit Steinkreis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Seekirchl and then hit the slopes at St. Anton.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seefeld in Tirol tour builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Seefeld in Tirol. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Seefeld in Tirol, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in November, with highs in Seefeld in Tirol at 8°C and lows at 0°C. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to Innsbruck.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Innsbruck, Austria — 5 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Adventurpark Achensee (in Achenkirch) and Zillertaler Hohenstrasse (in Hippach). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Innsbruck, and admire the striking features of Imperial Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Innsbruck tour planner.

Innsbruck is very close to Seefeld in Tirol. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips
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Istanbul, Turkey — 6 nights

Queen of Cities

Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Innsbruck to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Innsbruck to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Innsbruck in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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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.

Tirol travel guide

Ski Areas · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Land of the Mountains
A region offering some of the country's best skiing and hiking, Tirol serves as a window into Austrian mountain culture. This rugged area was once known as the Land of the Mountains for its many peaks, but it also boasts beautiful valleys, lakes, and rivers. Home to some competitions of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games, Tirol draws visitors to these same resorts today. Interact with Tiroleans, as the people of this province are called, who love their traditional food and clothing. In fact, you may even see men sporting lederhosen at one of the region's towns or famous mountainside resorts.

Turkey travel guide

Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.