3 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

3 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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3 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: Gatlinburg
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Gatlinburg
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Gatlinburg

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse, Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse, take a memorable ride with Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then take some stellar pictures from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg travel route builder .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Gatlinburg. May in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ©
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cades Cove, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and Little River Road. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, appreciate the views at Cades Cove, then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, and finally take a memorable drive along Little River Road. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online attractions planner .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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