7 days in Gatlinburg, Mammoth Cave National Park & Hocking Hills Itinerary

7 days in Gatlinburg, Mammoth Cave National Park & Hocking Hills Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
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Mammoth Cave National Park
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Rockbridge
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg — 3 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Visiting Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Roaring Fork will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laurel Falls and Alum Cave Trail. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Cataract Falls, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Cider Company, examine the collection at Guinness World Records Adventure, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary tool.

Erie to Gatlinburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Erie in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Mammoth Cave National Park — 2 nights

Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get outside with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Diamond Caverns, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, trek along Tall Man's Misery, and then hike along Fat Man's Misery.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Cave National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Gatlinburg to Mammoth Cave National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Gatlinburg to Mammoth Cave National Park is minus 1 hour. July in Mammoth Cave National Park sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rockbridge.
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Rockbridge — 1 night

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Rock Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rockbridge sightseeing planner.

Fly from Mammoth Cave National Park to Rockbridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Rockbridge due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Rockbridge. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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