7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

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7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary

Start: Gatlinburg
Drive:  30 min
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  30 min
End: Pigeon Forge

6
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Laurel Falls and Grotto Falls Parking will thrill your kids. When in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, make a side trip to see Fontana General Store in Fontana Dam, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, cruise along Newfound Gap Road, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner .

Spencer to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Spencer in December: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Fontana General Store
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Laurel Falls ©
Laurel Falls
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Roaring Fork
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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