15 days in Gatlinburg & New Orleans Itinerary

15 days in Gatlinburg & New Orleans Itinerary

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Clingmans Dome and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Townsend (Tuckaleechee Caverns & Jeepism) and Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, admire all the interesting features of Newfound Gap Road, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, and get in on the family fun at Big Top Arcade.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary tool.

London, UK to Gatlinburg is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Gatlinburg: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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New Orleans

— 7 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New Orleans City Park and New Orleans Musical Legends Park. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Slidell (Olde Towne Slidell Main Street & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Traveling from Gatlinburg to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Gatlinburg in April, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

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