11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
Townsend
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Bryson City

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sliding Rock as well as Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Sliding Rock, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bryson City trip planner .

Boston to Bryson City is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Bryson City

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Helen, Sliding Rock, Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee
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River Rafting & Tubing
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Sliding Rock ©
Sliding Rock

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nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Big Creek Expeditions, Pigeon River Canopy Tours, Cades Cove Visitor Center, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get answers to all your questions at Cades Cove Visitor Center, hike along Chimney Tops Trail, hike along Charlies Bunion, whizz through the canopy at Pigeon River Canopy Tours, then catch all the local highlights with Big Creek Expeditions, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bryson City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartford
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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hours
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cades Cove, Smoky Mountain River Adventures and Dry Falls.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bryson City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Townsend.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Smoky Mountain River Adventures, Cades Cove, Dry Falls
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Smoky Mountain River Adventures ©
Smoky Mountain River Adventures

3
nights
Townsend

Townsend ©
The quietest of the three main entrances to the World Heritage-listed national park encompassing part of the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend is a low-key town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rolling Thunder River Company. Step out of the city life by going to Metcalf Bottoms Trail and Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area. When in Townsend, make a side trip to see Adventures Unlimited in Ocoee, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail, take a memorable drive along Rich Mountain Road, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tuckaleechee Caverns.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Townsend trip planner .

Townsend is just a stone's throw from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Townsend

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Adventures Unlimited
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Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns

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nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Townsend to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Townsend to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nashville

#Museums, #Nightlife
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe