4 days in Chicago & Gatlinburg Itinerary

4 days in Chicago & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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4 days in Chicago & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Swedish American Museum, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile. On the next day, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. In October, daytime highs in Chicago are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chicago

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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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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.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, then trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Gatlinburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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