11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Bryson City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Drive
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Townsend
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Bryson City — 2 nights

The location of an old Cherokee village, Bryson City embraces a quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains.
You've now added Sliding Rock to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Sliding Rock, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah’s Cherokee. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Anna Ruby Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Raven Cliff Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bryson City route site.

Boston to Bryson City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. September in Bryson City sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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 Big Creek Expeditions, Pigeon River Canopy Tours, Cades Cove Visitor Center, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Tue), get answers to all your questions at Cades Cove Visitor Center, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlies Bunion, then kick your exploration up a notch at Pigeon River Canopy Tours, then get a new perspective on things with Big Creek Expeditions, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome, admire the sheer force of Spruce Flats Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip site.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just a stone's throw from Bryson City. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, get active on the water at Smoky Mountain River Adventures, and then identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip tool.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In September in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Townsend.
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Townsend — 3 nights

Peaceful Side of the Smokies

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.
Get outdoors at Adventures Unlimited and Metcalf Bottoms Trail. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Abrams Falls Trail, Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, take a memorable drive along Rich Mountain Road, and stroll around Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Townsend online day trip planner.

Townsend is very close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. September in Townsend sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.
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Nashville — 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

Drive from Townsend to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Townsend to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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