12 days in Gatlinburg, Raeford & Beckley Itinerary

12 days in Gatlinburg, Raeford & Beckley Itinerary

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12 days in Gatlinburg, Raeford & Beckley Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Raeford
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Beckley
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Kalamazoo

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clingmans Dome as well as Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Cades Cove. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Dollywood, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail.

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Kalamazoo to Gatlinburg is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Gatlinburg. You will leave for Raeford on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

4
nights
Raeford

Raeford ©
Raeford is a city in Hoke County, North Carolina, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Raeford side-trips: Aloha Safari Zoo (in Cameron) and Fantasy Lake Water Park (in Hope Mills).

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Raeford trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Raeford in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Beckley.

Things to do in Raeford

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aloha Safari Zoo, Fantasy Lake Water Park
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Fantasy Lake Water Park ©
Fantasy Lake Water Park
Aloha Safari Zoo ©
Aloha Safari Zoo

2
nights
Beckley

Beckley
Beckley is a city in and the county seat of Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Grandview State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beckley trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Raeford to Beckley takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Raeford in August; daily highs in Beckley reach 79°F and lows reach 61°F. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Beckley

Parks Outdoors Nature

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