9 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

9 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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Gatlinburg
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Island in Pigeon Forge and Chimneys Picnic Area. There's much more to do: cool off at Dollywood, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster.

Before you visit Gatlinburg, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Asheville to Gatlinburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. In March in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. You will leave for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Cataract Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Cataract Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and then walk around Chimneys Picnic Area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In March, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature