3 Expert Tips to Organizing Your Gatlinburg Vacation Itinerary

01 Jul

Scenic Smoky MountainsIf you ask us, there isn’t a single destination better suited for fun and relaxation than Gatlinburg. From thrilling attractions and award-winning shows to gorgeous Smoky Mountain scenery and outdoor adventure, this vacation spot is one you’ll return to again and again. As for making the most of your stay, we’ve put together a few of our best tips for organizing a Gatlinburg vacation itinerary for a trip that you’ll never forget.

1. Do Your Research

With so many fun things to do in Gatlinburg, a little pre-vacation reading will go a long way towards assembling a vacation itinerary that’s both fun and relaxing. It’s a good idea to take some time to research the area and find information about the attractions, restaurants, shows and The Gatlinburg trolley in front of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.anything else you’re looking forward to doing or seeing during your trip. Assemble information like Gatlinburg attraction discounts, addresses, store hours, show times and other need-to-know details you may have found during your research. Having this information compiled and organized will help you easily navigate through the rest of your planning process.

2. Assemble Your Gatlinburg Vacation Itinerary

Now that you have all the information about the activities you’re interested in, decide which ones you want to enjoy during this trip and what days and times are best for you to visit them. Putting together an itinerary will help you and anyone traveling with you plan for the day ahead and prevent you from losing track of when shows start or attractions close.

Do keep in mind that while a Gatlinburg vacation itinerary is good for keeping your exploration of the area on track, your itinerary isn’t set in stone. Planning a trip to Gatlinburg should always involve giving yourself plenty of opportunities to simply relax. Build in some time for you to walk around the area and take in the scene, and don’t forget about allowing yourself some downtime for sleeping in or midday naps. After all, it’s vacation. You should get to do whatever you want!

living room of Amazing Views cabin3. Find An Amazing Place to Stay

Once you have an idea of what you’ll be doing during your trip to Gatlinburg, take a look at where all of your chosen activities are located. If they’re all in downtown Gatlinburg, it’s a good idea to look for lodging there. If they’re located all throughout Gatlinburg, your best bet will be to find somewhere that’s more centrally located. This will help you avoid long car rides to attractions and inconvenient midday trips back to the cabin for lunch or a change of clothes.

Lucky for you, we offer phenomenal cabin rentals that are conveniently located throughout the mountainous scenery surrounding the Gatlinburg area. That means if you stay with us, you’ll have quick access to everything on your itinerary, so no time will be wasted driving to and from activities.

Having somewhere to stay during your trip is a very important component of your vacation, so start browsing our Gatlinburg cabin rentals today!

With a little bit of preparation and planning, we guarantee your visit will be one to remember. For ideas on what activities to include in your Gatlinburg vacation itinerary, check out our complete list of fun things to do in Gatlinburg.