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10Trips: Ready to take a Tennessee day trip?

East Tennessee is filled with fantastic towns you can get to and explore all in one day. We spent a month traveling around to see how to make the most of 24-hours in five different places.

Hop on the road and take a 10Trip with us! Here's what to do if you just have 24 hours in some great Tennessee cities!


Welcome to the city that doesn't even make you choose which state you want to be in. From hot laps at Bristol Motor Speedway to juicy cheeseburgers at Burger Bar, it's worth it to cross state lines into this charming town. Grab your best blue jeans and buckle up. This is Bristol, baby.

Want to take a trip to Bristol? Click here!

Also explore: Burger BarLC King Manufacturing

Tellico Plains

When a mom & pop drive-thru across the street from a Harley Davidson is a town’s best restaurant, you can guess this is a place best explored on two wheels. The folks in Tellico Plains know you’re on your way, but are more than fine if you stay for a spell.  Here’s how to enjoy your time in this rugged motorcycle country.

Want to take a trip to Bristol? Click here!

Also explore: Tellico Beach Drive-InBenton's Bacon


If anyone can take credit for how cool The Scruffy City has become over the past decade, it is legions of local craftsmen and makers who elevate homemade to ever trendier heights. This is how to explore it in 24-hours.

Want to take a trip to Knoxville? Click here!

Also explore: Cool coffee shopsKnoxville's sports history


The ghost of Andrew Jackson is said to roam around Tennessee’s Oldest Town, but that hardly makes it spooky. This laid-back hamlet that’s older than Tennessee itself is more like a living museum that offers peeks into the past at every turn.  Now the Storytelling Capital of the World, it’s a place that relishes stories and wants you to write your own.

Want to take a trip to Jonesborough? Click here!

Also explore: The Lollipop ShopHistoric Walking Tour


Nestled in the shadow of Mt. LeConte, Gatlinburg is the perfect resort town for families, couples, or adventurers. Awash with beautiful hiking trails and scenic drives, the city's proximity to Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Appalachian Trail made it a major tourist destination a while ago. 

Want to take a trip to Gatlinburg? Click here!

Also explore: Anakeesta, The Pancake Pantry

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