8 days in Gatlinburg, Greenville & Huntsville Itinerary

8 days in Gatlinburg, Greenville & Huntsville Itinerary

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8 days in Gatlinburg, Greenville & Huntsville Itinerary

Start: Centerville
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Greenville
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Centerville

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Smoky Mountain Knife Works and Fowler's Clay Works. Escape the urban bustle at Clingmans Dome and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg journey builder website .

Centerville to Gatlinburg is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Greenville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain Knife Works, Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns

2
nights
Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Bald Rock Heritage Preserve, admire the majestic nature at Caesars Head State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Whitewater Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): view the masterpieces at New Morning Gallery, witness the site of a historic battle at Cowpens National Battlefield, and then sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Greenville travel route planner .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Greenville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. March in Greenville sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Greenville

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cleveland, Cowpens National Battlefield, New Morning Gallery, Whitewater Falls
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Cowpens National Battlefield ©
Cowpens National Battlefield
Whitewater Falls ©
Whitewater Falls

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead and then steep yourself in history at Falls Mill.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Huntsville trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Greenville to Huntsville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. March in Huntsville sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Falls Mill
Highlights from your plan
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead ©
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment ©
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

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