11 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

11 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee journey planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

7
nights
Gatlinburg

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.
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. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and get in on the family fun at Rowdy Bear Mountain.

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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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 · Nature