4 days in Tennessee & Atlanta Itinerary

4 days in Tennessee & Atlanta Itinerary

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4 days in Tennessee & Atlanta Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parrot Mountain & Gardens, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and Anakeesta. On the 21st (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Anakeesta, then find something for the whole family at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Island in Pigeon Forge.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip app .

Houston to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in November: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 60°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge
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Gatlinburg SkyLift Park ©
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In November, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park and then admire the striking features of Fox Theatre.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta trip planner .

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Nightlife Nature Parks
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Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre
Chastain Park ©
Chastain Park

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