10 days in Gatlinburg & Franklin Itinerary

10 days in Gatlinburg & Franklin Itinerary

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10 days in Gatlinburg & Franklin Itinerary

Start: Gatlinburg
1
Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Franklin
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Gatlinburg

6
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sky Valley Overlook and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Get in touch with nature at Clingmans Dome and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Museum of the Cherokee Indian (in Cherokee), Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, contemplate the long history of Greene County History Museum, examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and admire the sheer force of Dry Falls.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip planner .

In April, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Greeneville, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Pincu Pottery, Dry Falls
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

3
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
More than just a charming Southern city, Franklin continues to receive accolades for its downtown Main Street district that has brings up words like "romantic," "small town," and "best place to visit" from numerous media sources.
McGavock Confederate Cemetery has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at McGavock Confederate Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Winstead Hill Park, and finally steep yourself in history at President James K. Polk Home & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Gallery 202, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then steep yourself in history at Carnton, and finally take an in-depth tour of McLemore House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Franklin trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Franklin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Franklin. In April in Franklin, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

President James K. Polk Home & Museum
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McGavock Confederate Cemetery ©
McGavock Confederate Cemetery
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

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