11 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

11 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights

7
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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Harrisburg Covered Bridge, Cooter's Place, and other attractions you added. Kids will enjoy Dollywood and Alum Cave Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Little River Road & Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, get in on the family fun at Rowdy Bear Mountain, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Gatlinburg. In April, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Harrisburg Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ©
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

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nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
The Sinks has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, and then get outside with The Sinks. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary planning tool.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
The Sinks ©
The Sinks
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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