7 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

7 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: Gatlinburg
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Gatlinburg

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Cades Cove, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, get outside with Place of A Thousand Drips, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg tour builder .

In October, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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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.
Little River Road has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hop aboard Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, contemplate the long history of Little Greenbrier School, and then cruise along Little River Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): hike along Chimney Tops Trail, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Noah Bud Ogle Cabin.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip builder website .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Gatlinburg. October in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Highlights from your plan
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Little River Road ©
Little River Road

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