5 days in Gatlinburg & Huntsville Itinerary

5 days in Gatlinburg & Huntsville Itinerary

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5 days in Gatlinburg & Huntsville Itinerary

Start: Jackson
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Jackson

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, cool off at Dollywood, and take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary tool .

Jackson to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Jackson in April, Gatlinburg is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Huntsville trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Huntsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Huntsville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Monte Sano State Park ©
Monte Sano State Park
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari

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