6 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

6 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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6 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Dollywood make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder 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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Gatlinburg hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chimneys Picnic Area and Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, get outside with The Sinks, appreciate the views at Cades Cove, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In June, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
The Sinks ©
The Sinks
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

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