7 days in Gatlinburg & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

7 days in Gatlinburg & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic Museum Attraction and Fowler's Clay Works. Your inner history buff will appreciate Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Leeds to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 2 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, examine the collection at Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, and then experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Myrtle Beach travel route tool.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Myrtle Beach in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Myrtle Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games