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Atlanta to Knoxville plus Chattahoochee Natl. Forest and the Smoky Mountains (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Rocks formations, green forest, clear crystal waters with breathtaking landscapes and charming cities are offered in this Self-Drive Package. Start in Atlanta (with its southern hospitality), then, continue and visit these two places, full of natural beauty like: Lake Lanier and Chattahoochee National Forest. Your next destination is via the Smoky Mountains area to Gatlinburg (this charming resort-like village offer sweeping views of the neighboring park and base camp for outdoor activities). Finish this adventure in Knoxville (in the birthplace of John Pemberton, the inventor of Coca-Cola). Entrance to national parks is not included. Plan your visit according to your schedule and be sure to check each park's operating hours. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 12 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Atlanta and out of Knoxville
  • Rental Car for 13 days
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Atlanta
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lake Lanier
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Chattahoochee National Forest
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Gatlinburg
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Knoxville
  • Driving Time
    Atlanta - Lake Lanier: 1 hr. 10 mins. approx.
    Lake Lanier - Chattahoochee National Forest: 2 hrs. 10 mins approx.
    Chattahoochee National Forest - Gatlinburg: 3 hrs. 20 mins approx.
    Gatlinburg - Knoxville: 1 hr. 10 mins. approx.


Related Cities:
Atlanta, GA (8)     Knoxville, TN (6)     Gatlinburg, TN (9)     Chattahoochee Natl Forest, GA (3)     Lake Lanier, GA (4)    
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1. Atlanta, GA
  148 hotels
2. Lake Lanier, GA
   (18 hotels)
3. Chattahoochee Natl Forest, GA
   (15 hotels)
4. Gatlinburg, TN
   (32 hotels)
5. Knoxville, TN
   (75 hotels)
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3 nights in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Atlanta History Center chronicles the city`s past, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is dedicated to the African-American leader`s life and times. The Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics, features the massive Georgia Aquarium.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site,The Fox Theatre, Piedmont Park, Atlanta History Center, High Museum of Art.



2 nights in Lake Lanier, GA

Nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains lies Lake Lanier, one of America`s favorite lakes. Visitors can spend some quality time in one of the Lake`s towns: Cumming, Gainesville, Buford, and Flowery Branch. Over 10 million people visit the lake annually and it is best known for its recreational opportunities. Lake Lanier has 76 recreational areas, including 40 Corps-operated parks and campgrounds, 10 marinas, and Lake Lanier Islands. The lake is popular with boaters, houseboats, jet skiers and others, particularly around the summer holidays.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Lake Lanier Islands, the Magical Nights of Lights: Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, the Sawnee Mountain, the Atlanta Botanical Garden GAINESVILLE, the Buford Highway Northeast, the Don Carter State Park, the Bogan Park Community Recreation and Aquatic, the Jaemor Farms and so much more!



2 nights in Chattahoochee Natl Forest, GA

The Chattahoochee National Forest is found in the North Georgia Mountains. It covers 749,689 acres, managed by six ranger districts. Along with a wealth of outdoor activities, here visitors can also enjoy the mountains anytime of the year. The Chattahoochee National Forest is composed of an eastern and western forest. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests have 37 developed recreation areas, 500 developed campsites, 200 picnic sites, 6 swim beaches and 530 miles of trails.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The North Georgia Mountains, the Amicalola Falls State Park, the Tallulah Gorge State Park, the Anna Ruby Falls, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, the Brasstown Bald, the Vogel State Park, the Springer Mountain, the Fort Mountain State Park, the Black Rock Mountain State Park, the Blood Mountain, the Chatuge Lake and so much more!



2 nights in Gatlinburg, TN

The quaint, resort-like village of Gatlinburg is nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee and it is known for its beautiful scenery, great shopping, as well as its colorful history. The city borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where people are welcome to explore the park`s numerous offerings. Within a short walk, you’ll find a world-class aquarium, mini golf and mountain coasters, museums and arcades, and countless other attractions for kids and adults alike, right on the Parkway. Or you can admire the picturesque view over the trees in gondolas, chair lifts and aerial tram cars to discover mountaintop family adventures. With so many great family fun attractions, there's no place quite like Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Ober Gatlinburg, the Ripley`s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, the Gatlinburg Space Needle, the Anakeesta, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, the Ripley`s Believe Ir on Not, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster and so much more!



3 nights in Knoxville, TN

Knoxville is the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, so you are only a brief road trip away from all the Smoky Mountains have to offer. The city offers a wide range of activities including live music, outdoor adventure, shopping, restaurants, festivals, and museums. The Museum of East Tennessee History has interactive exhibits plus regional art, textiles and Civil War artifacts. This is also one of the top producers of television programming in the country, with companies like Discovery (National Operations HQ), Jupiter Entertainment, Rivr Media, NorthSouth Productions, Lusid Media and more calling Knoxville home. No matter how you enjoy this hidden jewel, you can be sure of one thing: Knoxville will surprise you.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Ijams Nature Center, the Zoo Knoxville, the Sunsphere, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Little River, the World`s Fair Park, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, the Market Square, the Women`s Basketball Hall of Fame and so much more!




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Atlanta, GA
Day 1
Arrive to Atlanta, GA
Overnight in Atlanta, GA   148 hotels offered
Optional   52 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Atlanta, GA   148 hotels offered
Optional   52 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Atlanta, GA   148 hotels offered
Optional   52 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Atlanta, GA
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Lake Lanier, GA
Day 4
Arrive to Lake Lanier, GA
Overnight in Lake Lanier, GA   18 hotels offered
Day 5
Overnight in Lake Lanier, GA   18 hotels offered
Day 6
Departing from Lake Lanier, GA
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Chattahoochee Natl Forest, GA
Day 6
Arrive to Chattahoochee Natl Forest, GA
Overnight in Chattahoochee Natl Forest, GA   15 hotels offered
Day 7
Overnight in Chattahoochee Natl Forest, GA   15 hotels offered
Day 8
Departing from Chattahoochee Natl Forest, GA
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Gatlinburg, TN
Day 8
Arrive to Gatlinburg, TN
Overnight in Gatlinburg, TN   32 hotels offered
Day 9
Overnight in Gatlinburg, TN   32 hotels offered
Day 10
Departing from Gatlinburg, TN
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Knoxville, TN
Day 10
Arrive to Knoxville, TN
Overnight in Knoxville, TN   75 hotels offered
Day 11
Overnight in Knoxville, TN   75 hotels offered
Day 12
Overnight in Knoxville, TN   75 hotels offered
Day 13
Departing from Knoxville, TN

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Atlanta, GA Hotels (148 total)
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Atlanta to Knoxville plus Chattahoochee Natl. Forest and the Smoky Mountains (Self Drive)
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Atlanta, GA
Atlanta played an important part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Atlanta History Center chronicles the city`s past, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is dedicated to the African-American leader`s life and times. The Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics, features the massive Georgia Aquarium.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site,The Fox Theatre, Piedmont Park, Atlanta History Center, High Museum of Art.
Lake Lanier, GA
Nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains lies Lake Lanier, one of America`s favorite lakes. Visitors can spend some quality time in one of the Lake`s towns: Cumming, Gainesville, Buford, and Flowery Branch. Over 10 million people visit the lake annually and it is best known for its recreational opportunities. Lake Lanier has 76 recreational areas, including 40 Corps-operated parks and campgrounds, 10 marinas, and Lake Lanier Islands. The lake is popular with boaters, houseboats, jet skiers and others, particularly around the summer holidays.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Lake Lanier Islands, the Magical Nights of Lights: Margaritaville at Lanier Islands, the Sawnee Mountain, the Atlanta Botanical Garden GAINESVILLE, the Buford Highway Northeast, the Don Carter State Park, the Bogan Park Community Recreation and Aquatic, the Jaemor Farms and so much more!
Chattahoochee Natl Forest, GA
The Chattahoochee National Forest is found in the North Georgia Mountains. It covers 749,689 acres, managed by six ranger districts. Along with a wealth of outdoor activities, here visitors can also enjoy the mountains anytime of the year. The Chattahoochee National Forest is composed of an eastern and western forest. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests have 37 developed recreation areas, 500 developed campsites, 200 picnic sites, 6 swim beaches and 530 miles of trails.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The North Georgia Mountains, the Amicalola Falls State Park, the Tallulah Gorge State Park, the Anna Ruby Falls, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, the Brasstown Bald, the Vogel State Park, the Springer Mountain, the Fort Mountain State Park, the Black Rock Mountain State Park, the Blood Mountain, the Chatuge Lake and so much more!
Gatlinburg, TN
The quaint, resort-like village of Gatlinburg is nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee and it is known for its beautiful scenery, great shopping, as well as its colorful history. The city borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where people are welcome to explore the park`s numerous offerings. Within a short walk, you’ll find a world-class aquarium, mini golf and mountain coasters, museums and arcades, and countless other attractions for kids and adults alike, right on the Parkway. Or you can admire the picturesque view over the trees in gondolas, chair lifts and aerial tram cars to discover mountaintop family adventures. With so many great family fun attractions, there's no place quite like Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Ober Gatlinburg, the Ripley`s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, the Gatlinburg Space Needle, the Anakeesta, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, the Ripley`s Believe Ir on Not, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster and so much more!
Knoxville, TN
Knoxville is the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, so you are only a brief road trip away from all the Smoky Mountains have to offer. The city offers a wide range of activities including live music, outdoor adventure, shopping, restaurants, festivals, and museums. The Museum of East Tennessee History has interactive exhibits plus regional art, textiles and Civil War artifacts. This is also one of the top producers of television programming in the country, with companies like Discovery (National Operations HQ), Jupiter Entertainment, Rivr Media, NorthSouth Productions, Lusid Media and more calling Knoxville home. No matter how you enjoy this hidden jewel, you can be sure of one thing: Knoxville will surprise you.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Ijams Nature Center, the Zoo Knoxville, the Sunsphere, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Little River, the World`s Fair Park, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, the Market Square, the Women`s Basketball Hall of Fame and so much more!

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