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Free Great Smoky Mountains Trip Planner

Download our free stunning Great Smoky Trip Planner filled with an inspiring itinerary, gorgeous photographs, a park map and everything you need to plan your dream vacation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sign up for this digital insider’s guide today to get tips on how to get there, what to do and where to stay.

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Tennessee Stops on the Way

Explore Tennessee music, food and attractions plus every kind of lodging from Dollywood resorts to cozy cabins on your way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Natural Retreats - Over 60 Smoky Mountain cabin rentals offer guests the feeling of seclusion with modern amenities and proximity to restaurants and cultural experiences nearby.
  • Cleveland & Charleston, Tennessee - Outdoor adventure, compelling heritage and Southern charm equals plenty to see and do during your stay.
  • Recreation.gov - Dream up your next trip, figure out the details, and reserve experiences at over 3,600 facilities and 103,000 individual sites across the country.

North Carolina Stops on the Way

Scenic drives, an historic train, Native American culture and rafting, kayaking and tubing await.

  • Visit NC Smokies - Get a truly authentic Appalachian experience. Enjoy Haywood County's 46 scenic miles along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the national park’s Cataloochee area with its herd of elk, plus welcoming guest ranches and B&Bs.

Virginia Stops on the Way

Views that go on for miles, historic sites and scenic drives through Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Delaware North at Shenandoah - Stay at a lodge, cabin or campground, and dine at Skyland and Big Meadows inside Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

Tour Guides and Tour Apps

Don't miss a thing by following an expert - a literal "Great Smoky Travel Guide."
  • Wildland Trekking Guided Hiking Vacations - Go on an unforgettable hiking vacation. There's a tour that fits nearly anyone who loves to hike in world-renowned, breathtaking landscapes.
  • GyPsy Guide Great Smoky Mountains Driving Tour App - Listen to an expert tour guide automatically play interesting and entertaining commentary as you go.

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