6 days in Gatlinburg & Lake Forest Itinerary

6 days in Gatlinburg & Lake Forest Itinerary

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6 days in Gatlinburg & Lake Forest Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Lake Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Chicago

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Head to The Old Mill and The Apple Barn Cider Mill And General Storefor some retail therapy. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Grotto Falls Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, make a splash at Dollywood, stop by Christmas Place, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker .

Chicago to Gatlinburg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lake Forest.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, The Apple Barn Cider Mill And General Store, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

1
night
Lake Forest

Lake Forest ©
Lake Forest is a city located in Lake County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Waukegan Municipal Beach, then browse the different shops at Gurnee Mills, and then relax in the rural setting at Elawa Farm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Forest trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gatlinburg to Lake Forest. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Lake Forest is minus 1 hour. In July, Lake Forest is little chillier than Gatlinburg - with highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Forest

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Waukegan Municipal Beach, Gurnee Mills
Highlights from your plan
Waukegan Municipal Beach ©
Waukegan Municipal Beach
Gurnee Mills ©
Gurnee Mills
Elawa Farm ©
Elawa Farm

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