How Many Days Do You Need In The Smoky Mountains?


With so many attractions and activities and natural wonders, the Smokies is one of the best destinations in the US.

But how many days do you need in the Smoky Mountains? 

You don’t need any specific number of days to enjoy the Smoky Mountains, but if you’re looking to see all there is to offer, we recommend spending at least 4-5 days in the area.

Plan your Smoky Mountains Vacations with this 

7-Day Smokies Scenic Tours Itinerary!

What Is The Best  Month To Visit The  Smoky Mountains?

Well, it depends on what you are looking for in your vacation.


Perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities liking hiking, whitewater rafting, ATV riding and so much more!


The Smokies are a popular destination for leaf peepers in the fall, and with good reason. The mountains boast some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the country.

Be aware that Fall and Summer season tends to be very crowded in the area, so make sure to plan ahead for the busy times!

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle, late winter and early spring are your best bet.


See  millions of twinkling lights across the Smoky Mountains towns during the holidays. And enjoy winter adventures like skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.


The trees and flowers are starting to bloom, wildlife becomes more active, and tons of activities for the family to enjoy.

Where Should I Stay If I Want To Visit The Smoky Mountains?

There are plenty of family friendly hotels and cabins that you can stay in the Smokies. Most of them are found in towns of  Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Book this luxurious mountain retreat that is located 10 minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg

Bear’s Wilderness Lodge at GSM Family Vacations