4 days in Athens & Gatlinburg Itinerary

4 days in Athens & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Drive to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Drive to Athens
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Athens
— 1 night
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 1 night
Athens is a consolidated city–county in the U.S. state of Georgia, in the northeastern part of the state about an hour's drive from the global city of Atlanta, and comprising the former city of Athens proper and Clarke County. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Georgia, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bear Hollow Zoo, and then learn the secrets of beer at Terrapin Beer Company.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens sightseeing planning site.

Dayton to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dayton in May: highs in Athens hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 58°F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

Gatlinburg

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse. On your second day here, stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg day trip planning app.

Drive from Athens to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

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