6 days in Knoxville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

6 days in Knoxville & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee planner

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Knoxville
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get great views at Look Rock Tower, then take a memorable drive along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Outlet Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, stop by Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Knoxville vacation planner.

New Orleans to Knoxville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Knoxville. Expect much colder evenings in Knoxville when traveling from New Orleans in November, with lows around 39°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Attractions like Zipline and Alewine Pottery make great kid-friendly stops. Head to Christmas Place and Heartwood Galleriesfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Wood Whittlers.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip maker.

Traveling by car from Knoxville to Gatlinburg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips