9 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Gatlinburg Itinerary

9 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Gatlinburg Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 5 nights

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Little River Road. Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Laurel Falls. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, explore the activities along Townsend Wye, trek along Gatlinburg Trail, and head outdoors with The Sinks.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online day trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In May, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Gatlinburg

— 5 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Island in Pigeon Forge as well as Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Roaring Fork and Chimneys Picnic Area. Escape the urban bustle at Quiet Walkways and Abrams Falls Trail. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and cruise along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg travel route builder tool.

Gatlinburg is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In May, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

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