6 Day Smoky Mountains Itinerary

The legendary Great Smoky Mountains National Park conjures up images of classic blue silhouette of mountain ridges, black bears, elk, and rolling waterfalls.

The national park spans both North Carolina and Tennessee and makes for quite the epic road trip.

Something you'll learn is that most road trips will include a combination of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itself and the surrounding towns and cities that flank it on both sides of Tennessee and North Carolina.

What To Know Before Planning Your Road Trip

Like most, if not all national parks in the United States, The Great Smoky Mountains and its surroundings are best explored by car.

How To Get Around The Great Smoky Mountains?

How To Use This Smoky Mountains Itinerary

Where we've been able to, we provide alternatives and other recommendations for things like accommodations, activities, tours, and restaurants.

7 Driving Tips For Exploring the Smoky Mountains

If you're flying in and out of the region, you'd be better off renting from the airport than trying to find a city location. This would be a lot more efficient than having to find ways into and out of the city.

The truth is that the Smoky Mountains National Park and both sides of North Carolina and Tennessee are amazing all-year round.

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