Hello, 4 middle aged aussies here tweaking their itinerary. Without boring you with all the rest of it, we are wanting to drive from Charleston to Nashville with at least a night stop in Gatlinburg and maybe Chattanooga and somewhere else at your suggestion. Please don't think we are being disrespectful by 'flying' through your lovely state but it was either doing it this way or not being able to do it at all as our itinerary has changed dramatically since its inception and is so very tight now. We just want to see some of Tennessee and we think that is better than none at all! :) We don't need to go to Memphis because we have been there before...
We only have 4 days (3 nights) on the road to get to Nashville once leaving Charleston. Sounds like a lot of driving but if you could give me your recommended route and things to see along the way I would be very grateful. I thought about going to Nashville via Gatlinburg, Chattanooga and Fall Creek Falls but perhaps that's not something you think would be a good idea given that Fall Creek Falls is a bit out of the way - we just thought it would be pretty :). I know the mileage is heavy going but it is OK for us as we are used to driving long distances over a short period of time - it's what aussies do! :)
We enjoy pretty things to see and fun things to do if that is any help.
Thank you in anticipation of your help.