7 days in The Smokies Itinerary

7 days in The Smokies Itinerary

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
3
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Roaring Fork, Sugarland Riding Stables and Cades Cove. On the 6th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, trot along with Sugarland Riding Stables, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and finally walk around Chimneys Picnic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Rockefeller Memorial and then take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary builder.

Jacksonville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in July, expect nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are little chillier, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fowler's Clay Works and Heartwood Galleries. Get some cultural insight at Grovewood Village and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Venture out of the city with trips to DuPont State Recreational Forest (in Cedar Mountain) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, have some family-friendly fun at Mysterious Mansion, view the masterpieces at Paul Murray Gallery, and walk around Freenotes Harmony Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planner.

Gatlinburg is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In July, daytime highs in Gatlinburg are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Grovewood Village, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works
Zipline
DuPont State Recreational Forest ©
DuPont State Recreational Forest

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, and finally see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge visit planner.

Pigeon Forge is very close to Gatlinburg. In July, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Sevierville
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Titanic Museum Attraction ©
Titanic Museum Attraction
Smoky Mountain Knife Works ©
Smoky Mountain Knife Works
Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy ©

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