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

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

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 7 nights
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Sevierville
— 3 nights

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, then admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, and then hike along Abrams Falls Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Gatlinburg Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
You've added Anakeesta, The Village Shops, Rowdy Bear Mountain, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, &more). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg route planner.

Gatlinburg is just a short distance from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sevierville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sevierville

— 3 nights
Lying at the foothills of the Great Smokies, Sevierville is a friendly tourist town with plenty of Southern charm.
Sevierville is known for adventure, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sevierville itinerary planner.

Sevierville is very close to Gatlinburg. In September, daily temperatures in Sevierville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F.

Things to do in Sevierville

Parks · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trip