Experience the Smokies like never before with these top things to do in the Smoky Mountains in November! Here is a Smoky Mountains vacation guide to help you make the most of your fall trip.
Close the autumn season with a bang and welcome in the winter season with fun and festive activities in the Smoky Mountains in November. From watching the leaves change color to Thanksgiving celebrations, there is something for everyone to enjoy this month.
The Smoky Mountains are a great place to visit any time of year, but they’re especially beautiful in the fall. If you’re planning a trip to the area just before the winter, here are some of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains in November!
Is It Cold In The Smoky Mountains In November?
Yes, it can be cold in the Smoky Mountains in November. The average high temperature in November is only 50 degrees and can dip down to the 30s and 20s usually at night. However, there can be warm days in November, with highs in the 60s.
The average low temperature in November is close to freezing, and snowfall is possible in higher elevations. Although this month is considered the driest period of the year, there may be occasional rain showers.
Make sure you pack appropriate clothing if you’re planning to visit the Smoky Mountains in November, including sweaters, jackets, and pants. You should also be prepared for cold weather activities like hiking and camping.
Festivals & Events In The Smoky Mountains In November
- Pigeon Forge Winterfest(Nov 9, 2023 – Feb 18, 2024)– See millions of Pigeon Forge Christmas lights, larger-than-life sculptures, holiday shows, and much more!
- Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas(Nov. 4, 2023 – Jan. 6, 2024)– This holiday season, Dollywood invites you to enjoy a colorful Christmas! Enjoy the Dollywood Christmas lights display, lots of Christmas shows, and more!
- Thanksgiving Celebration(Nov 23, 2023)– Come out and celebrate Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains! This is a great time to visit with family and friends and enjoy all that the Smokies have to offer.
- Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic (Nov. 10, 2023)- Gatlinburg celebrates the holiday season with millions of lights, trolley rides, shows, and more!
- Veterans Day Celebration (Nov. 11, 2023)- Men and women who have served in the Armed Forces are honored annually at this event. The public is invited to attend the parade, enjoy live music, and watch a fireworks show.
- Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees (Nov. 22-26, 2023)-The Festival will have a children’s craft and play area, entertainment, photos with Santa Claus, and more!
Where To Stay
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Soak in the crisp autumn air and take in the natural beauty of the Smokies and rent a cabin today!
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
Download Our FREE Fall Packing Checklist For The Smokies!
Related Smoky Mountain Resources
- Pigeon Forge Vacation Guide
- Gatlinburg Vacation Guide
- 125+ Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains
- Great Smoky Mountains Family Vacations Facebook Group
More Related Resources
To capture all the beautiful fall foliage, don’t forget to pack a compact travel camera.