1,308
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

The Best Things to Do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Popular things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

See all ›
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Plan your trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Places to visit with Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Where to stay in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

5 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Asheville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Hampton, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Charlottesville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, popular sights Preferences: September, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 50 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 54 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 58 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 6 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clermont & Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 37 days in United States BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Knoxville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Pigeon Forge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra fast
See more plans