11 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & East Coast of USA Itinerary

11 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & East Coast of USA Itinerary

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11 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Hilo, Island of Hawaii

2
nights
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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, cruise along Little River Road, trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel planner.

Hilo to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hilo to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, visit Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and make a trip to 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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