8 days in Florence & Gatlinburg Itinerary

8 days in Florence & Gatlinburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Fly

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Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a home rule-class city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartfield & Co. (in Paris), Versailles (Sun Valley Farm & Coolmore America - Ashford Stud) and Frankfort (Floral Clock & Castle & Key Distillery). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Boone County Distilling Co., see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter, and buy something for everyone on your list at Florence Antique Mall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence vacation planner.

Detroit to Florence is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. May in Florence sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Florence

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, find something for the whole family at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg trip maker website.

You can drive from Florence to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Adventure

Side Trips