11 days in Linville, Gatlinburg & Pine Ridge Itinerary

11 days in Linville, Gatlinburg & Pine Ridge Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Linville
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
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Pine Ridge
— 2 nights
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Linville

— 3 nights
Linville is a community centered just south of the US 221 and NC 105 intersection in Avery County, North Carolina. Linville is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Grandfather Mountain, take some stellar pictures from Beacon Heights Overlook, hike along Flat Rock Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Table Rock Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Linville day trip website.

New York City to Linville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in April, plan for little chillier nights in Linville, with lows around 40°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Linville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 5 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.
Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg online day trip planner.

Drive from Linville to Gatlinburg in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Linville in April, with highs in Gatlinburg at 72°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Pine Ridge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pine Ridge

— 2 nights
Pine Ridge is an unincorporated community in Wolfe County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Natural Bridge Sky Lift Gift Shop, get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Reptile Zoo, then make a trip to Nada Tunnel, then trek along Auxier Ridge Trail #204, and finally trek along Rock Bridge Trail #207. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Fitchburg Furnace, then immerse yourself in nature at Natural Bridge State Resort Park, and then get outside with Kentucky Rock & Adventure Guides.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pine Ridge trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Pine Ridge takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pine Ridge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips