Regardless of where you start your Smoky Mountains vacation, you'll find an exciting scenic route to the park when you follow one of these maps and itineraries.
Getting there can be as fun as the park itself. Enjoy these scenic drives and road trips to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other spots in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Flying to a major airport such as Atlanta or Charlotte, then renting a car for a road trip is a favorite way to soak in some fun on the way to Great Smoky.
The closest towns to the park include quaint mountain lodging, hot springs, American culture and outdoor outfitters.
See wildlife, colorful leaves, mountain peaks, and waterfalls, all from the convenience of your car. We show you the best pit-stops for exploring.