Ah, summer vacation in the Smokies! But before you go, here’s our Smoky Mountains vacation 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!
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
- Plenty of water
- Hydration pack
- Hand sanitizer
- Lip protection
- First aid kit
- Insect repellent
- Wet wipes
- Umbrella– because afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common
- Portable trash bag
- Personal medications
- Comfortable shoes
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).
- Short-sleeved shirts
- Light pants
- Light jacket or sweatshirt
- Light Rain jacket
- Sun hat or baseball cap
- Bathing suit
- Change of clothes especially for hikers
- Extra shoes and socks
Other Gear & Accessories To Pack
- Camera or GoPro
- Portable chargers and a plug adapter
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Smoky Mountains Guide & Maps