4 days in Smyrna & Gatlinburg Itinerary

4 days in Smyrna & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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4 days in Smyrna & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Drive:  45​min
1
Smyrna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Nashville

1
night
Smyrna

Smyrna ©
Smyrna is a town in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Hazen Brigade Monument, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then browse the exhibits of Lotz House Museum, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House. On your second day here, explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Center, get a new perspective on nature at Earth Experience - Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History, then take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield, and finally stroll through Lee Victory Recreation Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Smyrna travel itinerary planner.

Nashville to Smyrna is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Smyrna

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Murfreesboro, Franklin
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Discovery Center ©
Discovery Center
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Gatlinburg

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 16th (Sun): meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then find something for the whole family at Dollywood. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg route maker tool .

Getting from Smyrna to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Dollywood, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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