13 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

13 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg & Nashville Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Gatlinburg
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Nashville
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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.
To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Atlanta to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Atlanta in February, with highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 52°F and lows at 34°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Sevierville (Sevier Distilling Company, Eagle Springs Winery, &more). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, learn about winemaking at Hillside Winery, and find something for the whole family at Big Top Arcade.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg day trip site.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In February, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Wineries · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Franklin (Franklin Glassblowing Studio & McGavock Confederate Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Gatlinburg to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville is minus 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Nashville are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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