Spending 3 Days in the Smoky Mountains: What to Do

Published Jun 12, 2022

There are so many amazing things to do in the Smoky Mountains, it can be hard to know where to start. But never fear - we've got you covered. Here are three perfect days out in this stunning region, complete with top tips on what to do and where to stay.


The Smoky Mountains are home to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the country. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just getting started, there's a trail for you. For an easy hike that's still packed with stunning views, try the Laurel Falls Trail. This 2.6-mile out-and-back hike takes you to an 80-foot tall waterfall - definitely worth the effort!

If you're looking for something more challenging, try the 6.4-mile round trip hike to Charlies Bunion. This strenuous hike will take you to an incredible overlook with 360-degree views of the Smokies.

After a day on the trails, relax and recharge at one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals with beautiful mountain views and luxurious amenities.


There's more to the Smoky Mountains than just nature - the towns in the region are worth exploring, too. Start your day in Gatlinburg, the gateway to the Smokies. This charming town is full of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Be sure to check out Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, one of the best aquariums in the country.

After lunch, take a short drive over to Pigeon Forge. This mountain town is home to attractions like DollywoodWonderWorks, and the Titanic Museum.

End your day with dinner and a show at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, a high-energy performance featuring music, comedy, and of course, some good old-fashioned family feuding.


There's no better way to see the Smoky Mountains than from the seat of a car - and there are plenty of scenic drives to choose from. For views of waterfalls, wildlife, and wildflowers, head out on the 11-mile Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

For a longer drive with even more to see, try the Newfound Gap Road. This 33-mile road takes you through the heart of the Smokies, past towering mountains and pristine forests.

If you're looking for a breathtaking and unforgettable experience, look no further than the Smoky Mountains. With plenty of activities to keep you busy and scenic views around every bend, you'll create memories that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Reserve your cabin rental today!

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