8 days in Knoxville & Aruba Itinerary

8 days in Knoxville & Aruba Itinerary

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Knoxville, United States
— 3 nights
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Noord, Aruba
— 4 nights
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Knoxville, United States — 3 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Knoxville side-trips: Pigeon Forge (Dollywood & Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine), Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Sugarlands Distilling Company, &more) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Roaring Fork). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Market Square.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Knoxville trip planner.

New York City to Knoxville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Knoxville when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Noord.
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Noord, Aruba — 4 nights

Noord itineraries allow for cultural exploration and adventure tourism, as the most populous and visited town on the island.
Take a break from Noord with a short trip to Baby Beach in San Nicolas, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from California Lighthouse and Sasariwichi Dunes, discover the deep blue sea with Aruba Bob Snorkel & Scuba, see Off-Road Tours, and stop by Lindancigars.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Noord journey site.

You can fly from Knoxville to Noord in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Knoxville in October, expect nights in Noord to be much hotter, around 81°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Happy Island
A Dutch outpost in the Caribbean, sun-drenched Aruba provides a mix of modern seaside resorts and quiet coastal areas ideal for those wishing to escape the crowds. Vacations in Aruba, known affectionately as the "Happy Island," generally combine water-based activities with tours of the untamed backcountry, where you can discover unusual rock formations, historic churches, ostrich farms, and animal sanctuaries. Island capital Oranjestad offers some of the finest shopping and cultural sightseeing in Aruba, with an eco-friendly electric streetcar providing quick access to all of the city's major attractions, including numerous shops, restaurants, and hotels.
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