11 days in Albert Lea & Gatlinburg Itinerary

11 days in Albert Lea & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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Albert Lea
— 3 nights
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Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Gatlinburg
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Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
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Albert Lea

— 3 nights
Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County, in the southeastern part of the State of Minnesota. Kids will enjoy Sibley Park Zoo and Minneopa State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albert Lea: Faribault Woolen Mill (in Faribault), Mason City (Historic Park Inn Hotel, Stockman House Museum, &more) and St. Augustine's Catholic Church (in Austin). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Myre-Big Island State Park and get advice or help at Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Albert Lea route planning site.

Minneapolis to Albert Lea is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In May, daytime highs in Albert Lea are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Albert Lea

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 7 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 34 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Thu) at Dollywood. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get in on the family fun at Rowdy Bear Mountain, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Albert Lea to Gatlinburg. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albert Lea to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albert Lea in May; daily highs in Gatlinburg reach 79°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips