8 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

8 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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8 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: Gatlinburg
1
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Gatlinburg

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 list of things to see and do now includes Gatlinburg Trolley, Parrot Mountain & Gardens, Anakeesta, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dollywood and The Island in Pigeon Forge. Take a break from Gatlinburg with a short trip to Food Tours in Asheville, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get in on the family fun at Rowdy Bear Mountain, and examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Gatlinburg. In November, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Tours Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Horseback Riding Tours, Food Tours
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Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge

2
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In November in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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