5 days in Gatlinburg & Madison Itinerary

5 days in Gatlinburg & Madison Itinerary

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5 days in Gatlinburg & Madison Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Madison
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, cool off at Dollywood, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg road trip site .

New York City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Gatlinburg, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Madison.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Mount LeConte, River Rafting & Tubing
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

1
night
Madison

Madison ©
Madison is a city located primarily in Madison County, near the northern border of the State of Alabama. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then sample the tasty concoctions at Rocket Republic Brewing, and then hike along Rainbow Mountain Trails.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madison trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Madison in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Madison is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madison

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Parks

Side Trip

U.S. Space and Rocket Center
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Rocket Republic Brewing ©
Rocket Republic Brewing
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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