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
2
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 Clingmans Dome, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and other attractions. Take a break from the city and head to Mount LeConte and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: cool off at Dollywood and explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip planning tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Gatlinburg. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in November, and nighttime lows around 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Grotto Falls Parking has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Roaring Fork and Laurel Falls will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Walker Sisters' Cabin and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. There's much more to do: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial, and explore and take pictures at Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Grotto Falls Parking ©
Grotto Falls Parking

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