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Summer Packing List For The Smoky Mountains

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Ah, summer vacation in the Smoky Mountains! But before you go, here’s our guide with a summer packing list for the Smoky Mountains including everything you need for a safe, comfortable, and super fun vacation.

Summer getaways in the Smoky Mountains can take all manner of different forms, but no matter where you’re headed, you’re sure to have an awesome time. 

To help you pack, be sure to download our free Smoky Mountains summer packing checklist at the end of this article. Print it, check it, and use it for your trips over and over again! 

Summer Packing List For The Smoky Mountains
Summer Packing List For The Smoky Mountains

Ready to roll out that suitcase? Be sure to check out our summer packing checklist for all the things you need to have an epic summertime in the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

Smoky Mountains Packing List for Summer

Without a doubt, summer is one of the best times to visit the Smoky Mountains. The weather is getting warmer, the trees and flowers are in full bloom, and best of all, school is out! In short, it’s definitely the perfect time for family vacations and having endless fun under the sun.

If you’re packing for a trip to the Smokies this summer you should know that June through August in the Smokies means heat, haze, and humidity. When packing, consider the weather and what type of activity you’re going to do once you arrive. 

Summer Packing Checklist

Daypack Essentials

Summer Packing List For The Smoky Mountains
Summer Packing List For The Smoky Mountains

Clothing For Summer in the Smoky Mountains

When it comes to clothing, you’ll want lightweight and breathable clothes to keep you cool during the day and layers to keep you warm at night(especially when you’re on higher elevations).

Other Gear & Accessories To Pack

Where To Stay In Gatlinburg, TN?

Embark on a new adventure in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of the Smoky Mountains with a stay at Bear’s Wilderness Lodge, exclusively offered by GSM Family Vacations.

Nestled amidst the serene wilderness, this charming cabin offers a refreshing escape from the ordinary, inviting you to discover the true essence of mountain living.

Download Your Free Summer Packing List For The Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains 7-Day Itinerary

I understand how difficult it can be to plan a trip, especially if it’s your first time going. That’s why I created this 7-day itinerary for the Smoky Mountains. It outlines all of the best places to go in the area and comes with insider tips that will save you a lot of stress–trust me, they saved me when I was planning my own trip!

  • Our 7-day itinerary takes you to the best places in the Smoky Mountains.
  • You’ll get to see all the best sights and attractions with driving directions
  • The itinerary is designed to show you the most scenic routes.
  • Packing Checklist for every season.
  • You’ll have everything you need to make the most of your trip.
  • Insider Tips!

Here’s a quick overview of our Smoky Mountains 7-Day Itinerary.

  • Day 1: Cades Cove Loop
  • Day 2: Rich Mountain Road
  • Day 3: Cataloochee Valley
  • Day 4: Newfound Gap Road
  • Day 5: Roaring Fork Motor Trail
  • Day 6: Little River Road
  • Day6: Foothills Parkway

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To help you further, we have made a guide on Planning A Trip To the Smoky Mountains, so go check it out!

And don’t miss this fun national park photo scavenger hunt you can use to take photos of your trip.

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