Great Smoky Mountain National Park- itinerary


Great Smoky Mountain National Park- itinerary


Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) spans both Tennessee and North Carolina and is one of the most visited national parks in the country. Last year, the park, known locally as the “The Smokies” saw approximately 11.3 million visitors. That being said, you can strategically visit this beautiful park and avoid many of these crowds. This itinerary covers the Tennessee side of the park, primarily focusing on the Townsend, TN entrance (the peaceful side of the Smokies) rather than Gatlinburg, TN.

This local’s guide will offer a selection of the best easy family hikes and other fun activities found in the Townsend, TN side of the park. It will also offer lodging and dining recommendations, and everything you need to know for a fantastic family vacation.

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Too busy to read through a million blogs and guidebooks to plan a trip to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park? Simplify your life with this itinerary. Everything you need to know: where to sleep, eat, and play! 

This 47 page itinerary includes all you need to know about where to stay, eat, and play:

  • Lodging recommendations including hotel, VRBO, and campgrounds near the Townsend, TN entrance

  • The best local restaurants

  • Favorite family hikes

  • Tubing the Little River

  • Biking the Cades Cove Loop

  • Watching a drive-in movie

  • Exploring a cave

  • A lookout tower

  • And more!

When you purchase a trip itinerary, you will receive an email with a link to download a PDF file for easy printing and viewing on your cell phone (no heavy guidebooks to pack.)