5 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

5 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Gatlinburg & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: Avon
Drive:  7​h
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Avon

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ober Gatlinburg's Wildlife Encounter, Dollywood, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and other attractions you added. Get in touch with nature at Chimney Tops Trail and Sugarland Riding Stables. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail and admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip planner.

Avon to Gatlinburg is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Avon in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Gatlinburg: highs are around 60°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood
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Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail
Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls

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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.
To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planning website .

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a short distance from Gatlinburg. In March in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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