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The hip city of Knoxville is home to the University of Tennessee, and is also the gateway to some of Tennessee’s most spectacular scenery. Rent a car through Orbitz to explore this increasingly cool destination – having your own set of wheels will allow you to hit both Downtown Knoxville and the surrounding lakes in the same day.

It’s a conveniently located city, too, as it’s situated within a day’s drive of most of the eastern US. Use your rental car here as a way of exploring the stunning region nearby, taking in mountains, forests, lakes and cities within one vacation to Knoxville.

Knoxville and beyond: Eastern Tennessee in full color

Knoxville is your gateway to Eastern Tennessee. Explore the trendy city itself before heading out into the magnificent mountainous landscapes to the south of the city. Here’s where to go.

Downtown Knoxville

Many people travel to Knoxville to head to the nearby forests, but find themselves stopping to enjoy the ever-growing student city. It’s a fabulous foodie destination, and its downtown district is immensely atmospheric. For the full Knoxville experience, book a ticket to watch a college football match at the University of Tennessee, and join its famously dedicated fans cheering on the local team.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wake up early to witness the natural marvel of low-hanging mist clinging to the sides of forested peaks, giving the Great Smoky Mountains their name. The vast national park features some of the most scenic drives in the state, but be prepared to pull over to gape at the views. Drive to the charming town of Gatlinburg for your entry point to this stunning corner of Tennessee.

Journey time: Around 55 minutes

Distance: Approximately 35 miles


Charming Chattanooga combines stunning scenery and outdoor adventures with a modern, growing city. The center offers the Tennessee Aquarium, riverside walkways, and the popular Hunter Museum of American Art. Head out of the city to find Lookout Mountain, where you can ride a railway up the mountain, admire views of the landscape, and marvel at the Ruby Falls.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 40 minutes

Distance: Approximately 110 miles