8 days in Gatlinburg & Chattanooga Itinerary

8 days in Gatlinburg & Chattanooga Itinerary

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8 days in Gatlinburg & Chattanooga Itinerary

Start: Shreveport
Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Chattanooga
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Shreveport

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Island in Pigeon Forge. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Cades Cove). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, get in on the family fun at Dollywood, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker site .

Shreveport to Gatlinburg is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Shreveport in November; daily highs in Gatlinburg reach 60°F and lows reach 39°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

2
nights
Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, admire the sheer force of Ruby Falls, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Tennessee Aquarium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chattanooga trip planner .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Chattanooga by car takes about 3 hours. November in Chattanooga sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 41°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls
Lookout Mountain ©
Lookout Mountain

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