6 days in Gatlinburg & Jackson Itinerary

6 days in Gatlinburg & Jackson Itinerary

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6 days in Gatlinburg & Jackson Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Jackson
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner .

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 a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Gatlinburg hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

1
day
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is a city in and the county seat of Jackson County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Leo Petroglyph State Memorial.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jackson online route builder .

Drive from Gatlinburg to Jackson in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, Jackson is a bit cooler than Gatlinburg - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites
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Leo Petroglyph State Memorial ©
Leo Petroglyph State Memorial

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