8 days in Columbus, Gatlinburg & Hot Springs Itinerary

8 days in Columbus, Gatlinburg & Hot Springs Itinerary

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Columbus
— 2 nights
2
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
3
Hot Springs
— 1 night

2
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Old Man's Cave (in Logan) and Zipline (in Rockbridge). And it doesn't end there: squeeze the most out of the city with Pedal Wagon Columbus, examine the collection at Central Ohio Fire Museum, admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and walk around Schiller Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Columbus online visit planner.

Fort Wayne to Columbus is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Inniswood Metro Gardens, Old Man's Cave, Zipline
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Pedal Wagon Columbus ©
Pedal Wagon Columbus
Zipline
Columbus Food Adventures ©
Columbus Food Adventures

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, take a memorable tour with Tours, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip app.

Getting from Columbus to Gatlinburg by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Chimneys Picnic Area, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
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Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Hot Springs is a town in Madison County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): trek along Max Patch and then kick your exploration up a notch at French Broad Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): hike along Lovers Leap Loop Trail, view the masterpieces at Artisun Gallery & Cafe, and then get a dose of the wild on Hot Springs Tour Co..

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Gatlinburg in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hot Springs: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

French Broad Adventures
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French Broad Adventures ©
French Broad Adventures
Max Patch ©
Max Patch
Hot Springs Tour Co. ©
Hot Springs Tour Co.

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