7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

7 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tennessee tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company - Pigeon Forge.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg road trip site.

New York City to Gatlinburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount LeConte and Chimney Tops Trail. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking, trek along Charlies Bunion, stroll through Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, and get outside with The Sinks.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Gatlinburg. In March, daytime highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.