Gatlinburg travel guide

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You're Going to Love Gatlinburg

With a population of 3,944, Gatlinburg is a must-see destination in Tennessee, United States. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Gatlinburg deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Gatlinburg

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Park Grill (1110 Parkway) and Ole Red Gatlinburg (511 Parkway) are great picks.

Most popular restaurants in Gatlinburg

Fondue
Very good (137 reviews)
Fondue
Very good (137 reviews)

When to visit Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg in January
Estimated hotel price
$89
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gatlinburg in January
Estimated hotel price
$89
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Gatlinburg in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 26.6 °F, with an average temperature of 37.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 6.1″. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in Gatlinburg, with an average rainfall of 2.9″.

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How to Get to Gatlinburg

Plane

Although Gatlinburg doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Knoxville McGhee Tyson (TYS), which is located 28 miles from Gatlinburg. Greenville is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, Delta, WestJet and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Gatlinburg departs from Orlando and takes around 1h 33m.

Car

Another option to get to Gatlinburg is to pick up a car rental from Atlanta, which is about 144 miles from Gatlinburg. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Kyte, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Gatlinburg, including FlixBus, Busbud and Greyhound. From Cincinnati, the bus ride to Gatlinburg takes 330 miles and will cost you around $33. From New York, the ticket costs about $206 for a journey of 1130 miles.

Plane

Although Gatlinburg doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Knoxville McGhee Tyson (TYS), which is located 28 miles from Gatlinburg. Greenville is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, Delta, WestJet and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Gatlinburg departs from Orlando and takes around 1h 33m.

Car

Another option to get to Gatlinburg is to pick up a car rental from Atlanta, which is about 144 miles from Gatlinburg. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Kyte, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Gatlinburg, including FlixBus, Busbud and Greyhound. From Cincinnati, the bus ride to Gatlinburg takes 330 miles and will cost you around $33. From New York, the ticket costs about $206 for a journey of 1130 miles.

Airlines serving Gatlinburg

Lufthansa
Good (4,556 reviews)
KLM
Good (842 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,344 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,569 reviews)
Air France
Good (967 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,900 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,472 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,609 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Finnair
Good (879 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,381 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (387 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,635 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (765 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,332 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (767 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (448 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (939 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,313 reviews)
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Where to stay in Gatlinburg

Average rates range from around $218 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $294 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Gatlinburg

Most booked hotels in Gatlinburg

Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
4 stars
Excellent (9.4, 2580 reviews)
$197+
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
4 stars
Excellent (9.3, 1123 reviews)
$251+
Margaritaville Island Inn
3 stars
Excellent (8.9, 3642 reviews)
$178+
Greystone Lodge On The River
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, 7697 reviews)
$180+
The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 1696 reviews)
$153+
Country Cascades Waterpark Resort
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, 3139 reviews)
$90+

Renting a car in Gatlinburg

Renting a car in Gatlinburg costs $67 per day, on average, or $133 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 8% cheaper than airport locations in Gatlinburg.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Gatlinburg (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Gatlinburg is Mini (Chrysler Voyager or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 61% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Gatlinburg costs $67 per day, on average, or $133 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 8% cheaper than airport locations in Gatlinburg.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Gatlinburg (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Gatlinburg is Mini (Chrysler Voyager or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Ford Focus or similar) are, on average, 61% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.