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
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Gatlinburg

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Cades Cove, & more). Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Dollywood, hike along Alum Cave Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Tops Trail, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg road trip tool .

In April, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
The Island in Pigeon Forge ©
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

3
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.
Newfound Gap Road has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, then cruise along Newfound Gap Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and then admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary planning tool .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Gatlinburg. April in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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