Johnson City travel guide

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You're Going to Love Johnson City

With a population of 63,152, Johnson City is a must-see destination in Tennessee, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 1 days in order to fully appreciate everything Johnson City has to offer.

What to do in Johnson City

Top activities & attractions in Johnson City

Where to Eat in Johnson City

If you’re looking for affordable options, Label (112 Tipton Street) and Portico (601 Spring Street) are great picks.

When to visit Johnson City

Johnson City in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Johnson City in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Johnson City in July, when the average temperature is 75.2 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 26.6 °F, with an average temperature of 37.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 5.6″. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in Johnson City, with an average rainfall of 2.1″.

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How to Get to Johnson City


When flying to Johnson City, you’ll arrive at Blountville Tri Cities TN/VA (TRI), which is located 12 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Johnson City include American Airlines, Qatar Airways and Allegiant Air. The shortest domestic flight to Johnson City departs from Dallas and takes around 2h 18m.


Another option to get to Johnson City is to pick up a car rental from Charlotte, which is about 113 miles from Johnson City. You’ll find branches of Easirent and Budget, among others, in Charlotte.

Airports near Johnson City

Airlines serving Johnson City

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British Airways
Good (1,744 reviews)
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,200 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,043 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,062 reviews)
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ITA Airways
Good (181 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (189 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (484 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (360 reviews)
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Japan Airlines
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Where to stay in Johnson City

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Comfort Suites Johnson City near University and Holiday Inn Express Johnson City.

Where to stay in popular areas of Johnson City

Most booked hotels in Johnson City

Carnegie Hotel & Spa
Excellent (9.3, 713 reviews)
DoubleTree by Hilton Johnson City
Excellent (8, 226 reviews)
Red Roof Inn Johnson City
Good (7.4, 645 reviews)
Country Inn & Suites, Jonesborough-Johnson City
Good (7, 783 reviews)
Super 8 by Wyndham Johnson City
Good (6, 248 reviews)
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Johnson City
Okay (5.3, 668 reviews)
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Renting a car in Johnson City

Renting a car in Johnson City costs $61 per day, on average.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 4% more expensive than at Blountville Tri Cities TN/VA.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Johnson City (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Johnson City is Economy (Kia Rio or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Supplier choice rental cars (Class Special Car or similar) are, on average, 55% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.