Great Smoky Mountains Itinerary

Want to make your trip really EASY and MEMORABLE ??

Don't miss out -- this Great Smoky Mountains vacation itinerary is perfect for you!!

Why do so many people LOVE this itinerary?


Imagine what it feels like to have your Smokies vacation totally planned out in a matter of minutes!


The hardest part of planning a trip comes when it’s time to organize the agenda.

  • How much time do I need? 
  • How much can I “cram” into one day? 
  • How long will it take to drive from place to place?
  • Am I going to miss something amazing?
  • Am I going to waste my precious time?
  • Am I going to get lost?


You have likely asked yourself these questions — and many more. 

 

Don’t worry — I’ve got you covered! 

As a former park ranger, I have extensively explored the Great Smokies and am excited to share my insider tips and tricks with you.  

So now it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the trip of a lifetime with this amazing Great Smoky Mountains Itinerary!

What's Included

Great Smoky Mountains Mingus Mill

With this Great Smokies vacation plan, you’ll receive…

 

*** Day-by-day instructions – your days are planned out by region to minimize drive-time and maximize sightseeing time 

 

*** Driving directions – many people get lost in the park and waste their day...that won't be you

 

*** Tips for avoiding the crowds – suggestions on exactly when to hit the most popular spots so that you can fully enjoy each stop


*** Hour-by-hour schedule – you will know the amount of time needed for driving and hiking so that you won't miss out on anything


*** Helpful links – additional information on lodging, restaurants, camping, maps, and park news 

….and complete confidence knowing that you are experiencing Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the BEST way!

Lots of people pay big bucks for a guided tour through the Great Smoky Mountains. They're afraid of missing out, getting lost, or wasting time. But....

YOU DON'T NEED TO DO THAT!!!

You can TAKE ME WITH YOU by using this itinerary — it’s exactly what I would do if I were personally guiding you through the park!


Ash Founder of Dirt In My Shoes

A typical 4-day self guided tour of the Smokies costs around $100...and a guided tour costs $1000+ ! 

Don't pay that much to see the best of Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- let me be your guide through the park for a WHOLE LOT LESS!!

CHOOSE YOUR GREAT SMOKIES ADVENTURE

1 DAY

If you only have 1 day, don't even THINK about wingin' it -- you definitely need a plan

8 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap


Get ALL this for only $4.99 {save $5}!!


2 DAYS 

Pack-a-punch and see the most INCREDIBLE sights in just 2 amazing days

12 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap
  • Roaring Fork
  • Secret Hike!


+ a few fun extra stops

Get ALL this for only $9.99 {save $10}!!


3 DAYS

Dig in a little deeper as you experience the best of the Smokies in 3 spectacular days

15 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap
  • Roaring Fork
  • Secret Hike!
  • Little River Road  


+ a LOT of fun extra stops 

Plus, get these amazing BONUS ITEMS: 

  • My guide to the best Smoky Mountain Restaurants
  • My guide to my favorite Great Smokies Lodging


Get ALL this for only $14.99 {save $25}!!


4 DAYS

Don't leave anything out with this INCREDIBLE 4 day plan to see the best of the park

17 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap
  • Roaring Fork
  • Secret Hike!
  • Little River Road
  • Blue Ridge Parkway


+ a LOT of fun extra stops 

Plus, get these amazing BONUS ITEMS: 

  • My guide to the best Smoky Mountain Restaurants
  • My guide to my favorite Great Smokies Lodging


Get ALL this for only $19.99 {save $30}!!



{Each itinerary is delivered digitally to your email inbox — you’ll receive it IMMEDIATELY and nothing will be mailed to you}

COMMERCIAL USE is prohibited. Please contact me for details.

**Tip -- if you LOVE to hike and plan on hitting one of the park's longer trails, please note that you will want to purchase the itinerary based on the amount of sightseeing days you have, not including the day you plan on spending on a long backcountry hike!**


CAUTION: This is NOT a trip report!!

Most free information or "itineraries" you will find floating around are just someone's trip report -- what they did the ONE time they went to the Great Smoky Mountains.


This itinerary is completely DIFFERENT. Here's why:

  •  It's a compilation of MULTIPLE TRIPS and HUNDREDS OF HOURS spent in the park, leaving you with the best information possible


  •  It takes into account the TIME of day, the CROWDS, the TRAFFIC, and the individual QUIRKS of the park when planning out your time


  •  You'll avoid the ROOKIE MISTAKES most people make because I've already been there, done that, and learned how to NOT do it that way again


  •  It's written by me, Ash! I actually WORKED AS A PARK RANGER :)  


Why spend hours researching and planning when I've already done the hard work for you?


Great Smoky Mountains Oconaluftee River Trail

With this itinerary, you will learn things like...

*** Which activities are BEST to do, even if you're short on time

 

*** My absolute favorite places to go to avoid those notorious Smoky Mountain crowds

 

*** Where to find an amazing SECRET HIKE that's not on the park map

 

...and more!


Get your HASSLE-FREE Great Smoky Mountain vacation with me as your guide!

Let’s do this!

CHOOSE YOUR GREAT SMOKIES ADVENTURE

1 DAY

If you only have 1 day, don't even THINK about wingin' it -- you definitely need a plan

8 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap


Get ALL this for only $4.99 {save $5}!!


2 DAYS 

Pack-a-punch and see the most INCREDIBLE sights in just 2 amazing days

12 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove 
  • Newfound Gap
  • Roaring Fork
  • Secret Hike!


+ a few fun extra stops

Get ALL this for only $9.99 {save $10}!!


3 DAYS

Dig in a little deeper as you experience the best of the Smokies in 3 spectacular days

15 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap
  • Roaring Fork
  • Secret Hike!
  • Little River Road


+ a LOT of fun extra stops 

Plus, get these amazing BONUS ITEMS: 

  • My guide to the best Smoky Mountain Restaurants
  • My guide to my favorite Great Smokies Lodging


Get ALL this for only $14.99 {save $25}!!


4 DAYS

Don't leave anything out with this INCREDIBLE 4 day plan to see the best of the park

17 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap
  • Roaring Fork
  • Secret Hike!
  • Little River Road 
  • Blue Ridge Parkway


+ a LOT of fun extra stops 

Plus, get these amazing BONUS ITEMS: 

  • My guide to the best Smoky Mountain Restaurants
  • My guide to my favorite Great Smokies Lodging


Get ALL this for only $19.99 {save $30}!!



{Each itinerary is delivered digitally to your email inbox — you’ll receive it IMMEDIATELY and nothing will be mailed to you}

COMMERCIAL USE is prohibited. Please contact me for details.


What others are saying...

I love all your tips and itineraries! You have given me the confidence to explore this park. Thank you!

** Avery N.

 We always definitely check in with you before any national park trip we take!! Your itineraries are beyond helpful. Thanks a bunch!

**Robert H.

This itinerary really helped in planning what to see and do. Best Smoky Mountain vacation for our family to-date. Appreciate all of your help!

**Linda W.

I love the National Parks and am so thankful for you for making our adventures there so fabulous :) Thanks for such an amazing plan to see the Smokies!

**Heather C.

The itinerary was very helpful, as if somebody was really guiding us. I would really recommend it. I would have been lost without it.

** Rachael S.

Your itinerary is fantastic! Thanks so much. Our time in the Smokies has been better than we imagined and we can't wait to come back.

 **Mike Y.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is this itinerary a good fit for me?

If you're hoping to see the main sights, get off-the-beaten path, and hit some fabulous shorter hiking trails, then YES! All activities included are family-friendly and good for explorers of all ages.

Great Smoky Mountains Newfound Gap Road
Great Smoky Mountains Oconaluftee Elk

I’ve already planned my trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. Will this itinerary still be useful to me?

Definitely! Even if you already know what you want to see and do while you are there, it’s still important to factor in the driving time and the crowds. I’ve taken all of that into consideration while writing this itinerary, so you can have confidence that you are seeing the attractions in the BEST and easiest way.

This is not my first trip to the Great Smokies and I don’t plan on seeing the popular spots {such as Cades Cove or Clingmans Dome} again. Should I still purchase this itinerary?

This itinerary is designed for those who have either never been to Great Smoky Mountains National Park before or haven’t been back for many years. If you don’t care to stop at the most popular attractions, this itinerary is probably not for you. That being said, if you would really like to delve into some of the park’s longer hiking trails, let me know! I would be happy to provide you with my recommendations.

Great Smoky Mountains Cades Cove

You won't find an itinerary like this anywhere else!

CHOOSE YOUR GREAT SMOKIES ADVENTURE

1 DAY

If you only have 1 day, don't even THINK about wingin' it -- you definitely need a plan

8 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap


Get ALL this for only $4.99 {save $5}!!


2 DAYS 

Pack-a-punch and see the most INCREDIBLE sights in just 2 amazing days

12 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap 
  • Roaring Fork
  • Secret Hike!


+ a few fun extra stops

Get ALL this for only $9.99 {save $10}!!


3 DAYS

Dig in a little deeper as you experience the best of the Smokies in 3 spectacular days

15 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap
  • Roaring Fork
  • Secret Hike!
  • Little River Road 


+ a LOT of fun extra stops 

Plus, get these amazing BONUS ITEMS: 

  • My guide to the best Smoky Mountain Restaurants
  • My guide to my favorite Great Smokies Lodging


Get ALL this for only $14.99 {save $25}!!


4 DAYS

Don't leave anything out with this INCREDIBLE 4 day plan to see the best of the park

17 Pages that include:

  • Day-by-day instructions 
  • Driving directions
  • Tips for avoiding crowds
  • Hour-by-hour schedule
  • Helpful links


And these points of interest:

  • Cades Cove
  • Newfound Gap
  • Roaring Fork
  • Secret Hike!
  • Little River Road 
  • Blue Ridge Parkway


+ a LOT of fun extra stops 

Plus, get these amazing BONUS ITEMS: 

  • My guide to the best Smoky Mountain Restaurants
  • My guide to my favorite Great Smokies Lodging


Get ALL this for only $19.99 {save $30}!!



{Each itinerary is delivered digitally to your email inbox — you’ll receive it IMMEDIATELY and nothing will be mailed to you}

COMMERCIAL USE is prohibited. Please contact me for details.


I guarantee that you will absolutely LOVE this itinerary which is why I am happy to let you try it risk-free! If you don't learn something new about traveling to the Great Smokies, simply contact me within 7 days for a refund.