12 days in Gatlinburg & Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

12 days in Gatlinburg & Smoky Mountains & Cherokee Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Cherokee
— 6 nights
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Brevard
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford, approximately Hartford away. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, look for gifts at Thistle Dew!, and make a splash at Dollywood.

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Fayetteville to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cherokee.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cherokee

— 6 nights

Trails of Legends and Adventures

The center of Cherokee culture in the eastern part of the country, the town named after this Native American tribe serves as a base camp for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Clingmans Dome. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cherokee: Carolina Outfitters (in Topton), Chattooga Ridge Canopy Tours (in Long Creek) and Anna Ruby Falls (in Helen). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Mountain Farm Museum, examine the collection at Smoky Mountain Trains Museum, view the masterpieces at Skylake Galleries, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cherokee online tour builder.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Cherokee in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, things will get little chillier in Cherokee: highs are around 81°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brevard.

Things to do in Cherokee

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Brevard

— 2 nights
Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States, with a population of 7,609 as of the 2010 Census. Kids will appreciate attractions like Crystal Mountain Gem Mine and O.P. Taylor's. Step out of Brevard with an excursion to Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours in Rosman--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at WNC Military History Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at DuPont State Recreational Forest, make a trip to Transylvania County Courthouse, and take in the dramatic scenery at Looking Glass Falls.

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Traveling by car from Cherokee to Brevard takes 2 hours. July in Brevard sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brevard

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips